Camphor (C10H16O) is a purified sublimate obtained by distilling the wood of Cinnamomum Camphora (Fam. Lauraceae), trees native to Eastern Asia.

Properties:

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Solubility:

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H2O................................................................................

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C2H5OH..........................................................................................

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CHC13 ................................................................................................

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Incompatibilities:

What results from triturating 1 Gm. Camphor with an equal amount of chloral, menthol, or salol?........................................................................................................................................................................................................

Camphor is principally useful as a mild counterirritant. Its use internally does not seem justified by any of its known reactions.

The official Camphora Monobromata is superfluous.