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(1R)-(+)-Camphor is used as a chiral intermediate and auxiliary. It is also used as a skin antipruritic and as an anti-infective agent.
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V Santhi.; J.Madhusudana Rao. Asymmetric reduction of prochiral ketones using in situ generated oxazaborolidines derived from amino alcohols of (1R)-camphor as catalysts. Tetrahedron: Asymmetry. 2000, 11 (17), 3553-3560.
Hazard Statements: H228-H315-H319
Flammable solid. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P280a-P280a-P240-P241-P305+P351+P338
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.