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One of the starting materials for the polymerization of Nylon 6,6.

Synonyms and Related Terms

1,6-diaminohexane; 1,6-hexanediamine

Chemical structure



Toxic by ingestion. Skin irritant. Combustible. Flash point = 71C

ThermoFisher: SDS

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in water. Slightly soluble in ethanol.

Composition C6H16N2
CAS 124-09-4
Melting Point 39-42
Density 0.93
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 116.24
Boiling Point 205

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 4730