Synthetic Camphor

Products & Informations

Camphor, a white crystalline powder with a characteristic penetrating pungent and aromatic odor, is soluble in alcohol and found in camphor oil of camphor tree. Synthetic Camphor is extracted from Alpha-Pinene of Turpentine, then make a conversion Alpha-Pinene into Camphene, esterified to Bornyl acetate. Continue making saponification to Isoborneol, final oxidizing to Synthetic Camphor.

Synthetic Camphor is used in the manufacture of cellulose nitrate, polyvinyl chloride and plastics. It can also serve as medicine, antiseptic, insecticide, etc. It can be used as an ingredient in smokeless powder, as a stabilizer and a moderator to improve ballistic properties.


  • Serve as medicine, antiseptic, insecticide, etc.
  • Used as plasticizer for nitrocellulose; used as pesticide, repellent
  • Used as raw materials for daily care products, flavor and fragrance etc.

Toxicological Information

LD50 oral, rat 5g/kg min
LD50 dermal, rabbit 5g/kg min



  • avoid all possible sources of ignition (spark or flame)
  • do not store above 23°C (73.4°F)
  • keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area
  • keep container tightly closed and sealed until ready for use

UN Number: UN 2717 4.1/PG 3 | S-phrases: S16 S26 S36 S24/25 S37/S39 | R-phrases: R11 R22 R20/21/22 R36/37/38


The above information is believed to be accurate and presents the best explanation currently available to us. We assume no liability resulting from above content. The technical standards are formulated and revised by customers’ requirement and us, if there are any changes, the latest specification will be executed and confirmed in the contract.


Appearance White powder crystals
Melting Range, °C 174 to 179
Purity, chemicals method, % 96 min
Moisture Content Clear
non-Volatile Residue, % 0.1 max