ε-Caprolactam is used as a monomer in the preparation of synthetic fibers of the polyamide as well as a solvent for high molecular weight polymers. It is also used in coatings and plasticizers. Further, it is used as a cross linking agent for polyurethanes. In addition to this, it is used to prepare nylon-6, which finds application in fibers and plastics.
Soluble in benzene, ethanol, water, chloroform, methanol, tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol, ether, dimethylformamide, chlorinated hydrocarbons, cyclohexene and petroleum fractions.
Hygroscopic. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong bases.
|68° to 72°C|
|7 to 8.5|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful in contact with skin.
Harmful if inhaled.
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Wear protective gloves/clothing.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
RTECSNumber : CM3675000
TSCA : TSCA