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Step-growth polymerisation (2): Production of nylon

Step-growth polymerisation (2): Production of nylon

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Principle
Sebacic acid chloride and hexamethylene diamine react with each to form a polymer. If the substances are dissolved in solvents of different density, the condensation occurs on the phase boundary. A thread can be continuously pulled out. The interfacial condensation is a industrially hardly used procedure, since the production of polyamides by melting leads to better results. The starting materials used for the condensation can be greatly varied, so that a huge number of different polyamides is produced. The polymer produced under these experimental conditions is called nylon 610 (read: six, ten).

What you can learn about

  •  Nylon can be prepared by a polycondensation reaction

 

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  • Easy teaching and efficient learning by using interactive experimentation PHYWE-Software
  • Experiment is part of a complete solution set with experiments for the topic Chemistry of Polymers matched with international curriculum: all topics are covered

 

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