Explain the preparation and uses of nylon-2-nylon-6.

Answer:

Nylon 2–nylon-6 is a polyamide copolymerization of glycine (H2N−CH2−COOH) and aminocaproic acid (H2N−(CH2)5−COOH). It is an example of a biodegradable polymer.

Preparation Of Nylon 2–nylon-6

Application

  • Used as a thread in bristles for toothbrushes and making strings of musical instruments.
  • Used in the synthesis of artificial fibres.

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