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  • Chemical Name: CAMPHORQUINONE
  • CAS No.:465-29-2
  • MF: C10H14O2
  • MW:166.22
  • Purity:≥98% or according to customer requested
  • Product Categories:Pharmaceutical raw materials; pharma; intermediates
  • Test method: HPLC

CAMPHORQUINONE also called as Bornane-2,3-dione, which is a bornane monoterpenoid that is bicyclo[2.2.1]heptane substituted by methyl groups at positions 1, 7 and 7 and oxo groups at positions 2 and 3. It is a bornane monoterpenoid and a carbobicyclic compound.

Basic Information
Synonyms: DL-CAMPHORQUINONE; Camphor quinone; 
CAS: 465-29-2
MF: C10H14O2
MW: 166.22
EINECS: 207-363-6
Product Categories: Resin; pharmaceutical
Chemical Structure


Chemical Properties


Melting point 197-203 °C(lit.)
Boiling point 254.44°C (rough estimate)
density 1.0060 (rough estimate)
refractive index 1.4778 (estimate)
storage temp. 2-8°C

How does camphorquinone work?

Camphorquinone (CQ) is a photosensitiser used with an amine system, that generates primary radicals with light irradiation. These free electron then attack the double bonds of resin monomers resulting in polymerization.

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