Nylon 6

Agent Name
Nylon 6
CAS Number
Major Category
Plastics & Rubber
Nylon 6 formula graphical representation
6-Aminohexanoic acid homopolymer; A 1030; A 1030N0; ATM 2 (nylon); Akulon; Akulon M 2W; Alkamid; Amilan CM 1001; Amilan CM 1001C; Amilan CM 1001G; Amilan CM 1011; Amilan CM 1031; Aviamide-6; B-203; B-216; B-300; B-35; B-350; Bonamid; CM 1001; CM 1011; CM 1031; CM 1041; Capran 77C; Capran 80; Caproamide polymer; Caprolactam oligomer; Caprolactam polymer; Caprolon B; Caprolon V; Capron; Capron 8250; Capron 8252; Capron 8253; Capron 8256; Capron B; Capron GR 8256; Capron GR 8257; Capron GR 8258; Capron PK 4; Chemlon; DULL 704; Danamid; Durethan BK; Durethan BK 30S; Durethan BKV 30H; Durethan BKV 55H; Ertalon 6SA; Extron 6N; Grilon; Hexahydro-2H-azepin-2-one homopolymer; Itamid; Itamid 250; Itamide 25; Itamide 250; Itamide 250G; Itamide 35; Itamide 350; Itamide S; KS 30P; Kaprolit; Kaprolit B; Kaprolon; Kaprolon B; Kapromin; Kapron; Kapron A; Kapron B; Maranyl F 114; Maranyl F 124; Maranyl F 500; Metamid; Miramid H 2; Miramid WM 55; Nylon A1035SF; Nylon CM 1031; Nylon X 1051; Nylon-6; Orgamid RMNOCD; Orgamide; P 6 (Polyamide); PA 6 (Polymer); PK 4; PKA; Plaskin 8200; Plaskon 201; Plaskon 8201; Plaskon 8201HS; Plaskon 8202C; Plaskon 8205; Plaskon 8207; Plaskon 8252; Plaskon XP 607; Policapram; Policapramum [INN-Latin]; Policapran; Poly(epsilon-aminocaproic acid); Poly(imino(1-oxo-1,6-hexanediyl)); Poly(iminocarbonylpentamethylene); Polyamide 6; Polycaproamide; Polycaprolactam; Relon P; Renyl MV; Sipas 60; Spencer 401; Spencer 601; TNK 2G5; Tarlon X-A; Tarlon XB; Tarnamid T; Tarnamid T 2; Tarpamid T 27; Torayca N 6; UBE 1022B; Ultramid B 3; Ultramid B 4; Ultramid B 5; Ultramid BMK; Vidlon; Widlon; Zytel 211; epsilon-Caprolactam polymere [German]; Poly(hexahydro-2H-azepin-2-one); Nylon; epsilon-Caprolactam polymer; [ChemIDplus]
Odorless solid; Color depends on colorant; [BASF MSDS]
Used in bone surgery; [ChemIDplus] Used in tire cord, fishing lines, tow ropes, woven fabrics, and to make hoses; [Merck Index] Permitted for use as an inert ingredient in non-food pesticide products; [EPA] "Nylon is a generic designation for a family of synthetic polymers known generically as aliphatic polyamides, first produced on February 28, 1935, by Wallace Carothers at DuPont's research facility at the DuPont Experimental Station. Nylon is one of the most commonly used polymers. Key representatives are nylon-6,6, nylon-6, nylon-6,9, nylon-6,12, nylon-11, nylon-12 and nylon-4,6." [Wikipedia]
May cause irritation; [BASF MSDS] See "Nylon."
Biomedical References

Exposure Assessment

Lethal Concentration
LC50 (mouse) = 11,000 mg/m3/30min

Adverse Effects

IARC Carcinogen
Not classifiable

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent


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