This alcohol which results together with borneol upon reduction of camphor, and which, according to the latest views, is regarded as stereoisomeric with borneol, can also be obtained upon hydration of camphene.4) According to Bertram and Walbaum it melts at 212° in the sealed tube. Its boiling point cannot be ascertained since the alcohol begins to sublime before the boiling temperature has been reached. Its phenylurethane melts at 138 to 139° and regenerates Isoborneol when treated with alcoholic potassa. When heated with dehydrating agents camphene results. The reactions by means of which isoborneol can be distinguished from borneol have already been discussed under the latter.
1) Bertram and Walbaum, Journ. f. prakt. Chem. II. 49 (1894), 8; Hesse, Berl. Berichte 39 (1906), 1144.
2) Chem. Ztg. 26 (1902), 1224.
3) Berl. Berichte 41 (1908), 1092.
4) Bertram and Walbaum, Journ. f. prakt. Chem. II. 49 (1894), 1.