Natural camphene is found in many plant essential oils, such as Turpentine oil, Cypress oil, Camphor oil, Citronella oil, etc.
Camphene appears colorless to white crystalline solid with camphor-like spicy odor. It is nearly insoluble in water, but well soluble in common organic solvents. It is prepared industrially by the Alkali treatment after the reaction of Hydrogen chloride and alpha-pinene.
Camphene is widely used as the raw material of synthetic fragrance ingredient and food-used flavorings.
Camphene, colorless and crystalline solid, is found in minute quantities in Turpentine. The odor similar as Camphor, nearly insoluble in water, but well soluble in common organic solvents. It is a minor constituent of many essential oils such as Turpentine, Cypress oil, Camphor oil, Citronella oil, Neroli, Ginger oil and Valerian.
Camphene is used chiefly as materials of Synthetic Borneol, Sandalwood fragrance, Synthetic camphor, Synthetic perfumes, IBOA, Toxaphene perfume, medicines and other synthetic organic chemicals. And also as a food additive for flavoring.