Nylon 9

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Nylon 8 is made by the self-condensation of 9-amino-nonanoic acid to form polynonanoamide. Nylon 9 is produced commercially in Russian under the name Pelargon. It is similar in most properties to nylon 6, but it absorbs less water.

See Nylon fiber.

Synonyms and Related Terms

polynonanoamide; Perlagon

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Tenacity = 4.2 g/denier (dry); 4.1 (wet)
  • Elongation = 40%
  • Moisture regain = 2.5%
  • Melting Point = 210-215 C
  • Density = 1.09 g/ml

Resources and Citations

  • Marjory L. Joseph, Introductory Textile Science, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Fort Worth, TX, 1986
  • J.Gordon Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:II Man-made Fibres, Merrow Publishing Co. , Durham, England