Hexamethylenediamine reacts with adipic acid to give Nylon-6,6, i.e. a condensation polymer formed by joining the monomer units with a loss of water molecule.
nHOOC−(CH2)2 − COOH + nH2N − (CH2)6 − NH2 → [−CO−(CH2)−4−CO−NH−(CH2)6 −NH−]n + (2n−1)H2O
- Nylon is a family of polymers, and all nylons share certain characteristics.
- Nylon 6.6 is made from 2 monomers with 6 carbon atoms each, which results in the designation of 6.6.
- It has a higher melting temperature.
- Nylon 6.6 has several primary uses, including micro denier vs heavy denier vs high-tech. In its micro denier form, it is mostly used in apparel.