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(-)-Borneol is used to prepare its esters by reacting with acids. Its derivatives are used as chiral ligands in asymmetric synthesis. It is also used in flavors and perfumes. Further, it is used in traditional Chinese medicine as moxa. In addition to this, it is used as a component of many essential oils and also used as a natural insect repellent.
Christoforides, E.; Mentzafos, D.; Bethanis, K. Structural studies of the inclusion complexes of the (+)- and (-)-borneol enantiomers in alpha- and beta-cyclodextrin. J. Incl. Phenom. Macro. Chem. 2015, 81 (1), 193-203.
Marumoto, S.; Okuno, Y.; Miyamoto, Y.; Miyazawa, M. Biotransformation of (+)-(1R,2S,4R)-borneol and (-)-(1S,2R,4S)-borneol by Spodoptera litura (common cutworm) larvae. J. Mol. Catal. B: Enzym. 2015, 115, 160-167.
Hazard Statements: H228
Precautionary Statements: P210-P280a-P240-P241-P370+P378a
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. In case of fire: Use for extinction: CO2, powder or water spray.