Nylon - parachutes, kitchen utensils, power-tool housings,...

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11/11/09 1 Polyamides are produced by the polymerization of bifunctional reagents (like polyesters). In polyamides the reagent monomers are usually diamines and dicarboxylic acids: Some Important Amides Nylon 66
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11/11/09 2 The polymerization reaction between 1,6-hexanediamine and hexanedioic acid produces poly(hexamethylene adipamide), or nylon 66: Nylon 66 represents about 2/3 of the total production of polyamides in the U.S. Polyamides are used in wearing apparel, carpeting, automobile seat belts, tire cord,
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Unformatted text preview: parachutes, kitchen utensils, power-tool housings, automobile components, motor gears and bearings, ski boots, and tennis-racquet frames. Specialty polyamides are used in fire-resistant clothing and bulletproof vests. The most important biological polyamides are polypeptides and proteins. H 2 N NH 2 + O Cl O Cl O H N O N H N H H N O O H N O n Nylon 6-10 + HCl...
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