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Making nylon - the 'nylon rope trick'

Description

A solution of decanedioyl dichloride in cyclohexane is floated on an aqueous solutionof 1,6-diaminohexane. Nylon forms at the interface and can be pulled out as fast as it isproduced forming a long thread – the ‘nylon rope’.

Type of Activity

:
demonstration

Audience

:
Teacher

Age Group

:
14 to 18 years
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