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
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