oxycamphor definition

  • noun:
    • A name of two substances:
    • Alpha-oxycamphor, C10H16O2, created by decreasing camphoquinone. it melts at 203–205° C.
    • Beta-oxycamphor, C10H16O2, made by the action of nitrous acid on β-amino-camphor. It is a crystalline substance which melts at 154–155° C. Other varieties are made by oxidizing camphene and borneol.
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