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352. Borneo Camphor.—Sumatra Camphor and Borneol.

Botanical name:

352. BORNEO CAMPHOR.—SUMATRA CAMPHOR AND BORNEOL. A stearopten, or camphor, C10H18O, obtained in solid crystalline form from fissures and cavities in a gigantic forest tree, Dryoba'lanops aroma'tica Colebrook, growing in the Malay Archipelago. It occurs in masses some pounds in weight. Differs from the ordinary camphor in having a higher specific gravity (heavier than water) and in being less volatile, With nitric acid it yields the Japan (laurel) camphor, C10H16O.


A Manual of Organic Materia Medica and Pharmacognosy, 1917, was written by Lucius E. Sayre, B.S. Ph. M.



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