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Caprolactam
Caprolactam Prices
C6H11NO
molten and flakes.
Almost all Caprolactam produced is consumed as monomer in the production of polycaprolactam, also known as nylon 6. Fibers, sheets, filaments and bristles made from nylon 6 can be used, in turn, in a broad range of products, including apparel and home furnishings; carpets; industrial uses (tires, reinforced rubber products).
6-aminocaproic acid; caprolactam disulfide; hexamethyleneimine; polyamide 6 terpolymers; poly(ether-amide) elastomers; n-vinylcaprolactam and lysine.
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  • Cyclohexanone + ammonia + sulfuric acid + oleum (oximation/rearrangement)
  • Cyclohexane + ammonia + sulfuric acid + oleum + hydrochloric acid (photonitrization/rearrangement)
  • Cyclohexanecarboxylic acid + nitrosylsulfuric acid + oleum + sulfuric acid (nitrosation)
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Caprolactam (a.k.a. CPL, Azepan-2-one) is a cyclic amide widely used as a chemical intermediate. It is soluble in water, most oxygenated and chlorinated solvents, and some hydrocarbons. Its solution is clear to milky white-colored liquid and has a mild, unpleasant smell.
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Chart Description. Intratec provides Caprolactam prices in several countries, as follows:

  • United States Flag United States: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (1)
  • Belgium Flag Belgium: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (1)
  • Japan Flag Japan: export price, FOB, encompassing all commercial grades (1)
  • India Flag India: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (1)
  • Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia: import price, CIF, encompassing all commercial grades (1)

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About Caprolactam. Caprolactam (a.k.a. CPL, Azepan-2-one) is a cyclic amide widely used as a chemical intermediate. It is soluble in water, most oxygenated and chlorinated solvents, and some hydrocarbons. Its solution is clear to milky white-colored liquid and has a mild, unpleasant smell.

Commercial Grades. molten and flakes.

Uses. Almost all Caprolactam produced is consumed as monomer in the production of polycaprolactam, also known as nylon 6. Fibers, sheets, filaments and bristles made from nylon 6 can be used, in turn, in a broad range of products, including apparel and home furnishings; carpets; industrial uses (tires, reinforced rubber products).

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Raw Materials & Production Processes.

  • Cyclohexanone + ammonia + sulfuric acid + oleum (oximation/rearrangement)
  • Cyclohexane + ammonia + sulfuric acid + oleum + hydrochloric acid (photonitrization/rearrangement)
  • Cyclohexanecarboxylic acid + nitrosylsulfuric acid + oleum + sulfuric acid (nitrosation)

To know more about Caprolactam production processes, click here.

Derivatives. 6-aminocaproic acid; caprolactam disulfide; hexamethyleneimine; polyamide 6 terpolymers; poly(ether-amide) elastomers; n-vinylcaprolactam and lysine.

Chemical Formula. C6H11NO

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