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Nylon 11

Nylon is the generic name for all long-chain polyamides that have recurring amide groups (-CO-NH-) as an integral part of the main polymer chain. Nylon 11 is produced by condensation polymerization of the monomer 11-amino-undecanoic acid, a derivative of castor oil.

 

Nylon 12

Nylon is the generic name for all long-chain polyamides that have recurring amide groups (-CO-NH-) as an integral part of the main polymer chain. Nylon 12 is produced by the polymerization of lauric lactam or cyclododecalactam, with 11 methylene units between the linking groups in the polymer chain.

 

Nylon 6

Nylon is the generic name for all long-chain polyamides that have recurring amide groups (-CO-NH-) as an integral part of the main polymer chain. Nylon 6 (polycaprolactam) is a semicrystalline polyamide formed by ring-opening polymerization of caprolactam and is not a condensation polymer.

 

Nylon 6/6

Nylon is the generic name for all long-chain polyamides that have recurring amide groups (-CO-NH-) as an integral part of the main polymer chain. Nylon 6/6 was first prepared by Wallace Carothers in 1936 and is made by condensing hexamethlyenediamine with adipic acid.

 

Nylon (Polyamide) (PA)

Nylon is the generic name for all long-chain polyamides that have recurring amide groups (-CO-NH-) as an integral part of the main polymer chain. There are various different types of nylon depending on the nature of those chains.