Camphor (C10H16O)

Substance: Camphor.

Also known as: 1,7,7-Trimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one 2-Bornanone Bornan-2-one 2-Camphanone Formosa

Chemspider article about camphor

Wikipedia article about camphor

Hazard information warning

Flammable
Lower systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • Flammable solid
  • Harmful if swallowed
  • Causes skin irritation
  • Causes serious eye irritation
  • May cause respiratory irritation

Precautionary statements

  • Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Avoid breathing dust/fume/ gas/mist/vapours/spray. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing.

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