Camphene



a colorless, crystalline, water-insoluble substance, C 10 H 16 , occurring in turpentine and many other essential oils, prepared from pinene: used chiefly as an intermediate in the manufacture of synthetic camphor.
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Inventions in the Century William Henry Doolittle
The Young Housekeeper’s Friend Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley
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Dikes and Ditches Oliver Optic
My Life: or the Adventures of Geo. Thompson George Thompson
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noun
a colourless crystalline insoluble optically active terpene derived from pinene and present in many essential oils. Formula: C10H16

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