A polymer formed from hexamethylene diamine and sebacic acid. Nylon 6,10 is similar in most properties to nylon 6 and 6,6, but it has a lower melting point and better resilience. Nylon 6,10 is most often used for paintbrushes, toothbrushes and molded plastic items.
See Nylon fiber.
Synonyms and Related Terms
sebacic nylon; Tynex [DuPont]; Brulon 255 [ICI]; Brulon 258 [ICI]; Brulon 259 [ICI]; Grayni [Slack Sales Co.]; Rhodiaceta [Rhodiaceta, France]
Physical and Chemical Properties
- Resistant to alkalis and most organic solvents.
- Degraded by concentrated acids and phenol.
- Burns with yellow-orange flame and blue smoke; smells of burnt horn.
- Moisture regain = 2.6 %
- Melting Point = 214 C
- Density = 1.07-1.09 g/ml
Resources and Citations
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Meredith Montague, contributed information, 1998
- Marjory L. Joseph, Introductory Textile Science, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Fort Worth, TX, 1986
- G.Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:II. Man-made Fibres, 5th edition, Merrow Publishing Co., Durham, England, 1984.
- F. Kidd, Brushmaking Materials, British Brush Manufacturers, London, 1957