Agent Name

d-Camphorsulfonic acid

CAS Number

3144-16-9

Formula

C10-H16-O4-S

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Camphorsulfonic acid, d-; Camphersulfosaeure [German]; Camphorsulfonic acid; Reychler's acid; d-10-Camphorsulfonic acid; 10-Bornanesulfonic acid, 2-oxo-, (1S,4R)-(+)-; 2-Oxobornane-10-sulphonic acid; Bicyclo(2.2.1)heptane-1-methanesulfonic acid, 7,7-dimethyl-2-oxo-, (1S,4R)-; [ChemIDplus] 7,7-Dimethyl-2-oxobicyclo[2.2.1]heptane-1-methanesulfonic acid; 2-Oxo-10-bornanesulfonic acid; Camsylate; Camphostyl; beta-Camphorsulfonic acid; [Merck Index] Bicyclo(2.2.1)heptane-1-methanesulfonic acid, 7,7-dimethyl-2-oxo-, (1S)- (9CI); (+)-Camphorsulfonic acid; (+)-beta-Camphorsulfonic acid; [RTECS] UN3261

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Solid; Deliquescent in moist air; [Merck Index] White hygroscopic powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used for the "resolution of optically active isomers"; [Merck Index]

Comments

Subcutaneous LD50 (mouse) = 2,502 mg/kg; [RTECS] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

6.83E-8 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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