Caprolactam

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Caprolactam
IUPAC name Azepan-2-one
Other names ε-Caprolactam, 1-Aza-2-cycloheptanone, 2-Azacycloheptanone, Capron PK4, Cyclohexanone iso-oxime, Extrom 6N, Hexahydro-2-azepinone, Hexahydro-2H-azepin-2-one (9CI), Hexanolactame
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Properties
C6H11NO
Molar mass 113,16 g/mol
Density 1,01 g/cm3
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R-phrases R20, R22, R36/37/38
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

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Overview

Caprolactam is an organic compound which is a cyclic amide (or lactam).

The primary industrial use of caprolactam is as a monomer in the production of nylon. Most of the caprolactam is synthesised from cyclohexanoxime by a Beckmann rearrangement.


Caprolactam is an irritant and is toxic by ingestion, inhalation, or absorption through the skin.



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