from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name of two compounds:
  • n. Alpha-oxycamphor, C10H16O2, formed by reducing camphoquinone. it melts at 203–205° C.
  • n. 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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