Camphoric Acid

Title: Camphoric Acid
CAS Registry Number: 5394-83-2
CAS Name: 1,2,2-Trimethyl-1,3-cyclopentanedicarboxylic acid
Additional Names: dextrocamphoric acid
Molecular Formula: C10H16O4
Molecular Weight: 200.23
Percent Composition: C 59.98%, H 8.05%, O 31.96%
Literature References: By oxidation of camphor: Bredt, Ber. 26, 3047 (1893). Synthesis: Perkin, Thorpe, J. Chem. Soc. 89, 799 (1906); Toivonan, Acta Chem. Scand. 2, 597 (1948).
Properties: Leaflets from water, monoclinic prisms from alc, mp 186-188°. d 1.186. [a]D20 +47 to +48° (alc). One gram dissolves in 125 ml water, 10 ml boiling water, 1 ml alc, 20 ml glycerol; sol in chloroform, ether, fats, oils.
Melting point: mp 186-188°
Optical Rotation: [a]D20 +47 to +48° (alc)
Density: d 1.186
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Camphoric acid
Camphoric acid
CAS number 560-09-8 YesY
PubChem 21491
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Molecular formula C10H16O4
Molar mass 200.23 g mol−1
Density 1.21 g/cm3
Melting point 183-187 °C
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Camphoric acid, C10H16O4 or in Latin form Acidum camphoricum, is a white crystallisable substance obtained from the oxidation of camphor, it exists in three optically different forms; dextrorotatory one is obtained by the oxidation of dextrorotatory camphor and used in pharmaceuticals.