Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Borneol

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1513

\bór-nē-ól, -ōl\ n [ISV, fr. Borneo] (1876) C10H18O. Constituent of pine oil. A terpenic alcohol. It is a solid at ordinary temperature, with a mp of 203°C (397.4°F), bp of 212°C (413.6°F), sp gr of 1.011. It is sometimes described as Bornyl alcohol or borneo camphor. Solubility characteristics are good, and it has some application as a plasticizer.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA