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caprolactam


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A white crystalline substance, C6H11NO; r.d. 1.02; m.p. 69–71°C; b.p. 139°C. It is a lactam containing the –NH.CO– group with five CH2 groups making up the rest of the seven-membered ring. Caprolactam is used in making nylon.

Caprolactam

Subjects: Chemistry.


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