Lab:Making nylon - the 'nylon rope trick'
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|Making nylon - the 'nylon rope trick'|
| Lab overview|
|About this lab|
| Duration: 20-25 mins|
No. of parts: 2
RSC Practical Chemistry?: No
A solution of decanedioyl dichloride in cyclohexane is floated on an aqueous solution of 1,6-diaminohexane. Nylon forms at the interface and can be pulled out as fast as it is produced forming a long thread – the ‘nylon rope’.
- Student experiment; also available in PDF format
- Teacher and technician notes on the experiment; also available in PDF format
This experiment has been adapted from Classic Chemistry Demonstrations, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, p.159-161