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How is nylon-6 prepared from cyclohexanol?? please explain the whole mechanism and also point the correct answer from the given answers below:






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10 g of  e - caprolactam are placed into a 25 mL beaker. Using a glass rod a small piece of sodium (approx. 0.01 g) is pressed into the caprolactam. The melting of the mixture occurs with reduced burner flame. Afterwards the liquefied materials are heated to boiling. The deep brown molten mass is cooled down for 5 minutes. The mixture will become much more viscous. Fibers are drawn by dipping a glass rod into the polymer and rapidly drawing out the solidifying material of the beaker.


Polymerization of caprolactam to Nylon 6.

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