A hybrid camphor–camphene wax material for studies on self-propelled motion

A new material that combines the self-propelling properties of camphor with the malleability of camphene is reported. It has wax-like mechanical properties at room temperature and can be formed into required shapes. The speed of the self-propelled objects and the trajectory depend on the shape and camphor–camphene weight ratio.
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019,21, 24852-24856. https://doi.org/10.1039/C9CP04722K