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Stereochemistry RACEMIC
Molecular Formula C10H16O
Molecular Weight 152.2334
Optical Activity ( + / - )
Defined Stereocenters 2 / 2
E/Z Centers 0
Charge 0

SHOW SMILES / InChI
Structure of CAMPHOR (SYNTHETIC)

SMILES

CC1(C)[C@@H]2CC[C@@]1(C)C(=O)C2

InChI

InChIKey=DSSYKIVIOFKYAU-XCBNKYQSSA-N
InChI=1S/C10H16O/c1-9(2)7-4-5-10(9,3)8(11)6-7/h7H,4-6H2,1-3H3/t7-,10+/m1/s1

HIDE SMILES / InChI

Molecular Formula C10H16O
Molecular Weight 152.2334
Charge 0
Count
Stereochemistry ABSOLUTE
Additional Stereochemistry No
Defined Stereocenters 2 / 2
E/Z Centers 0
Optical Activity UNSPECIFIED

Camphor is a bicyclic monoterpene ketone found widely in plants, especially cinnamomum camphora. Topically, camphor is used to relieve pain. It has been used to treat warts, cold sores, hemorrhoids, and osteoarthritis. It has also been applied topically as an analgesic and an antipruritic. It has been used as a counterirritant, and to increase local blood flow. Camphor has frequently been used topically to treat respiratory tract diseases involving mucous membrane inflammation. It is sometimes used topically to treat cardiac symptoms. Camphor is also used topically as an eardrop, and for treating minor burns. In inhalation therapy, camphor is used as an antitussive. Orally, camphor is used as an expectorant, antiflatulent, and for treating respiratory tract diseases. Today, most camphor is synthetic. It is approved by the FDA as a topical antitussive. Camphor is produced synthetically from the oil of turpentine. It has been used for centuries for its medicinal features, in religious rituals, and in cooking. It is no longer used as pesticide. In 1982, the US Food and Drug Administration restricted commercial products intended for medicinal use to contain <11% camphor.

CNS Activity

Curator's Comment: Camphor is highly lipid soluble and easily crosses the blood–brain barrier. Camphor is a CNS stimulant whose effects range from mild excitation to grand-mal convulsions or status epilepticus. These effects result from excitation of the cerebrum and lower structures of the CNS.

Approval Year

TargetsConditions

Conditions

ConditionModalityTargetsHighest PhaseProduct
Palliative
Camphor ointment

Approved Use

Camphor ointment is used for: Treating pain and itching associated with minor skin irritations. Camphor ointment is a topical analgesic. It works by temporarily relieving itching and pain.
Primary
CAMPHOR, EUCALYPTUS OIL AND MENTHOL - camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol ointment CVS

Approved Use

Uses - on chest and throat, temporarily relieves cough due to common cold - On muscles and joints, temporarily relieves minor aches and pains
Palliative
Tetramex Spray

Approved Use

INDICATIONS AND USAGE: For temporary relief of minor aches and pains of the muscles and joints associated with simple backache, arthritis, strains, bruises and sprains.
Cmax

Cmax

ValueDoseCo-administeredAnalytePopulation
41 ng/mL
374.4 mg single, topical
dose: 374.4 mg
route of administration: Topical
experiment type: SINGLE
co-administered: MENTHOL, UNSPECIFIED FORM
[NO STEREO] CAMPHOR, (-)-|[NO STEREO] CAMPHOR (SYNTHETIC)|[NO STEREO] CAMPHOR (NATURAL) plasma
Homo sapiens
population: HEALTHY
age: ADULT
sex: FEMALE / MALE
food status: UNKNOWN
AUC

AUC

ValueDoseCo-administeredAnalytePopulation
302 ng × h/mL
374.4 mg single, topical
dose: 374.4 mg
route of administration: Topical
experiment type: SINGLE
co-administered: MENTHOL, UNSPECIFIED FORM
[NO STEREO] CAMPHOR, (-)-|[NO STEREO] CAMPHOR (SYNTHETIC)|[NO STEREO] CAMPHOR (NATURAL) plasma
Homo sapiens
population: HEALTHY
age: ADULT
sex: FEMALE / MALE
food status: UNKNOWN
T1/2

T1/2

ValueDoseCo-administeredAnalytePopulation
6.5 h
374.4 mg single, topical
dose: 374.4 mg
route of administration: Topical
experiment type: SINGLE
co-administered: MENTHOL, UNSPECIFIED FORM
[NO STEREO] CAMPHOR, (-)-|[NO STEREO] CAMPHOR (SYNTHETIC)|[NO STEREO] CAMPHOR (NATURAL) plasma
Homo sapiens
population: HEALTHY
age: ADULT
sex: FEMALE / MALE
food status: UNKNOWN
PubMed

PubMed

TitleDatePubMed
Effects of protein binding on the in vitro activity of antitumour acridine derivatives and related anticancer drugs.
2000
Analysis of stereoelectronic properties of camptothecin analogues in relation to biological activity.
2000 Jul
The super anti-apoptotic factor Bcl-xFNK constructed by disturbing intramolecular polar interactions in rat Bcl-xL.
2000 Nov 24
Bcl-2 independence of flavopiridol-induced apoptosis. Mitochondrial depolarization in the absence of cytochrome c release.
2000 Oct 13
Factors affecting the pharmacokinetics of CPT-11: the body mass index, age and sex are independent predictors of pharmacokinetic parameters of CPT-11.
2001
Lung cancer: therapeutic options for stage IV and recurrent NSCLC.
2001
Irinotecan plus fluorouracil/leucovorin for metastatic colorectal cancer: a new survival standard.
2001
Irinotecan (CPT-11): recent developments and future directions--colorectal cancer and beyond.
2001
Irinotecan: a new agent comes of age.
2001
Studying DNA topoisomerase I-targeted drugs in the yeast. Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
2001
A synthetic inhibitor of p53 protects neurons against death induced by ischemic and excitotoxic insults, and amyloid beta-peptide.
2001 Apr
Validation study of assay method for DX-8951 and its metabolite in human plasma and urine by high-performance liquid chromatography/atmospheric pressure chemical ionization tandem mass spectrometry.
2001 Apr
Inhibitory effect of berberine on the mediastinal lymph node metastasis produced by orthotopic implantation of Lewis lung carcinoma.
2001 Apr 10
Modulation of camptothecin analogs in the treatment of cancer: a review.
2001 Feb
Adjuvant therapy of colon cancer.
2001 Feb
High-Performance liquid chromatographic analysis of lactone and hydroxy acid of new antitumor drug, DX-8951 (exatecan), in mouse plasma.
2001 Feb
Ternary combination of irinotecan, fluorouracil-folinic acid and oxaliplatin: results on human colon cancer cell lines.
2001 Feb
Apoptotic response of HL-60 human leukemia cells to the antitumor drug NB-506, a glycosylated indolocarbazole inhibitor of topoisomerase 1.
2001 Feb 1
Novel cytotoxic 7-iminomethyl and 7-aminomethyl derivatives of camptothecin.
2001 Feb 12
Continuous measurement of targeted promoter activity by a secreted bioluminescence reporter, Vargula hilgendorfii luciferase.
2001 Feb 15
Deacetylase activity associates with topoisomerase II and is necessary for etoposide-induced apoptosis.
2001 Feb 16
Breast cancer resistance protein directly confers SN-38 resistance of lung cancer cells.
2001 Feb 9
The homocamptothecin BN 80915 is a highly potent orally active topoisomerase I poison.
2001 Jan
A novel genetic screen identifies checkpoint-defective alleles of Schizosaccharomyces pombe chk1.
2001 Jan
New state of the art in small-cell lung cancer.
2001 Jan
Irinotecan: summary and future directions.
2001 Jan
Irinotecan in combined-modality therapy for locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer.
2001 Jan
Weekly irinotecan and cisplatin in advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a multicenter phase II study.
2001 Jan
A phase I study of irinotecan in pediatric patients: a pediatric oncology group study.
2001 Jan
In vitro synergistic interactions between the cisplatin analogue nedaplatin and the DNA topoisomerase I inhibitor irinotecan and the mechanism of this interaction.
2001 Jan
Pharmacological determinants of 9-aminocamptothecin cytotoxicity.
2001 Jan
[A case of small cell carcinoma of esophagus successfully treated by chemotherapy with CPT-11 and CDDP].
2001 Jan
Influence of cytokines, monoclonal antibodies and chemotherapeutic drugs on epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) and LewisY antigen expression.
2001 Jan
A phase II study of irinotecan in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma.
2001 Jan 1
Apoptosis enhancement by the HIV-1 Nef protein.
2001 Jan 1
Irinotecan plus fluorouracil and leucovorin for metastatic colorectal cancer.
2001 Jan 25
Irinotecan plus fluorouracil and leucovorin for metastatic colorectal cancer.
2001 Jan 25
Differential effects of the poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor NU1025 on topoisomerase I and II inhibitor cytotoxicity in L1210 cells in vitro.
2001 Jan 5
The changing face of chemotherapy in colorectal cancer.
2001 Jan 5
Biodistribution of NX211, liposomal lurtotecan, in tumor-bearing mice.
2001 Mar
Sequence-selective DNA binding drugs mithramycin A and chromomycin A3 are potent inhibitors of neuronal apoptosis induced by oxidative stress and DNA damage in cortical neurons.
2001 Mar
Topoisomerase I targeting agents in small-cell lung cancer.
2001 Mar
Oxaliplatin: a new agent for colorectal cancer.
2001 Mar
Determinants of prognosis and response to therapy in colorectal cancer.
2001 Mar
Phase I and pharmacokinetic study of exatecan mesylate (DX-8951f): a novel camptothecin analog.
2001 Mar 1
Paclitaxel sensitization of multidrug-resistant cells to chemotherapy is independent of the cell cycle.
2001 Mar 1
Carrier and dose effects on the pharmacokinetics of T-0128, a camptothecin analogue-carboxymethyl dextran conjugate, in non-tumor- and tumor-bearing rats.
2001 Mar 12
Roles of NF-kappaB and 26 S proteasome in apoptotic cell death induced by topoisomerase I and II poisons in human nonsmall cell lung carcinoma.
2001 Mar 16
Hippocampal neurons of mice deficient in DNA-dependent protein kinase exhibit increased vulnerability to DNA damage, oxidative stress and excitotoxicity.
2001 Mar 5
Inhibition of Flp recombinase by the topoisomerase I-targeting drugs, camptothecin and NSC-314622.
2001 Mar 9
Patents

Sample Use Guides

In Vivo Use Guide
Curator's Comment: Subcutaneous: The dose of subcutaneously injected camphor required to produce convulsions in mice was 600 mg/kg http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780443062414000102
Dosing: Adult Cough: Inhalation: Inhale via vaporizer up to 3 times per day. Pain: Topical cream: Apply to affected area up to 4 times per day for 2 weeks. For maximum benefit, use daily for at least 2 weeks and continue to use daily as needed thereafter. Pruritus/Pain: Topical gel: Apply to affected area up to 3 to 4 times per day.
Route of Administration: Topical
1 mM camphor partially inhibited the AITC (20 uM)-induced hTRPA1 current in HEK293T cells expressing hTRPA1.
Substance Class Chemical
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Name Type Language
CAMPHOR (SYNTHETIC)
Common Name English
CAMPHOR, DL-
Common Name English
2-BORNANONE
Systematic Name English
DL-CAMPHOR
Common Name English
CAMPHOR, RACEMIC
EP  
Common Name English
(±)-CAMPHOR
Systematic Name English
CAMPHOR, (±)-
Systematic Name English
1,7,7-TRIMETHYLBICYCLO(2.2.1)HEPTAN-2-ONE
Systematic Name English
FEMA NO. 4513
Code English
(1RS,4RS)-1,7,7-TRIMETHYLBICYCLO(2.2.1)HEPTAN-2-ONE
Systematic Name English
BICYCLO(2.2.1)HEPTANE-2-ONE, 1,7,7-TRIMETHYL-
Systematic Name English
GUM CAMPHOR
Common Name English
CAMPHOR, RACEMIC [EP MONOGRAPH]
Common Name English
2-CAMPHANONE
Systematic Name English
DL-CAMPHOR [JAN]
Common Name English
Camphor [WHO-DD]
Common Name English
SYNTHETIC CAMPHOR
Common Name English
CAMPHOR [MI]
Common Name English
CAMPHOR [HSDB]
Common Name English
CAMPHOR [INCI]
Common Name English
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DAILYMED
5TJD82A1ET
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DRUG BANK
DB01744
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ECHA (EC/EINECS)
200-945-0
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CAS
76-22-2
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HSDB
37
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EPA CompTox
DTXSID5030955
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RXCUI
1371994
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ChEMBL
CHEMBL504760
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JECFA MONOGRAPH
2172
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EVMPD
SUB11780MIG
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CHEBI
36773
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NCI_THESAURUS
C28136
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FDA UNII
5TJD82A1ET
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PUBCHEM
159055
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SMS_ID
100000091848
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MERCK INDEX
m3004
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