• Li-Song Sheng
  • Li-Da Du
  • Gui-Fen Qiang
  • Guan-Hua DuEmail author


Borneol is a bicyclic organic compound and a terpene derivative. It’s derived from fresh branches and leaves of Cinnamomum camphora (L.) Presl. The borneol is one of the earliest natural medicines of single organic ingredient used in the history. Because of the peculiar aromatic odor, it has been widely used in cosmetic ingredients and drugs. Many researches have taken blood-brain barrier permeability as an indication of inducing resuscitation in multiple preparations. Lots of structure modifications in borneol are performed to find effective derivatives.


Borneol Blood-brain barrier Camphol 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li-Song Sheng
    • 1
  • Li-Da Du
    • 2
  • Gui-Fen Qiang
    • 1
  • Guan-Hua Du
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Beijing Key Laboratory of Drug Targets Identification and Drug Screening, Centre for Pharmaceutical Screening, Institute of Materia MedicaChinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical CollegeBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of Biomedical SciencesChinese University of Hong KongHong KongChina

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