Making Nylon

A chemical demonstration of the synthesis of nylon in Carleton University’s CHEM 1000 course. Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.






50 responses to “Making Nylon”

  1. Aliffi andika Avatar

    ''maybe these were gloves for another species..'' lol

  2. PsyCho_quAd Avatar

    Is it safe to touch it

  3. isaac webber Avatar

    2017 comment passing by

  4. Jason the Knight of Ren Avatar

    What chemicals are used??

  5. Vinyl Scratch HBC Avatar

    I need a list of every liquids he used to make this.

  6. Ighodaro Aigbogun Avatar

    Thanks a lot for this video but I have a question. Is the synthetic nylon the same in composition to commercially made ones. If not, what test can I use to different them.

  7. J Alexander Avatar

    woah !!!!! that is sooooOOOO cool!!! hahah ahahha hahaha lololol

  8. Reyvon1204 Avatar

    Is this also acidic?

  9. Reyvon1204 Avatar

    is it strong?
    And How can i spin this???

  10. Info Tech Avatar

    nylon is acidic ?

  11. Raymond Bowman Avatar

    This may sound like a silly question, however I am attempting to recreate this experiment without making too much or too little nylon. Approximately how much of each liquid did you use?

  12. Mohamed Abdelhady Avatar

    I am not a chemist but I wonder can I produce nylon from plastics ??

  13. QAJehm Avatar

    So that's how Spider-Man held all that webbing

  14. piranha031091 Avatar

    Isn't the acyl chloride used rather than the acid for that kind of demo? I can hardly see a carboxylic acid reacting with an amine to make an amide without some sort of thermodynamic help.

  15. Adrian Seconds Avatar

    why isnt he wearing safety goggles

  16. nicolhaidi Avatar

    that dude knows how to keep the students focused

  17. EDUARDO12348 Avatar

    thanks for sharing this, way cool

  18. kassi420 Avatar

    O-Town represent!!!

  19. SoulofT Avatar

    why did people dislike this? This is true lol

  20. Ahmed Aly Avatar

    i want a video about polystyrene production line for important

  21. moochimichimoo Avatar

    and we're now doing this in secondary school.

  22. SirWilliamOfMuse Avatar

    Where are your safety glasses?

  23. Guru of Random Avatar

    Oh oh it's magic you know oh oh, never believe it's not so. Now he's gonna start pulling it out of his mouth endlessly.

  24.  Avatar

    as far as my knowledge is concerned from reliable source,and no offence to Japanese,because it had great potential in its use for the war,…it is the initials of the following:

    they did not have a name for this new chemical formula that produced it,…check it out

  25. Zoe S Avatar

    a guy from new york (ny) and a guy from london (lon) created it 🙂

  26. ginta baka Avatar

    kinda cool to know

  27.  Avatar

    Anybody knows how the word nylon came to be?

  28. ertugrul er Avatar

    if you were in Waterloo i would still be in chemistry

  29. DixieNormas07 Avatar

    …is he a wizard?

  30. denelson83 Avatar

    Putrescine is diaminobutane, Bobby, not diaminopropane.

  31. bonibonyrrk Avatar

    only if classes in my highschool were like this

  32. Kerry Killingsworth Avatar

    @XTwina Since the reaction takes place at the border of the two liquids, agitation will cause the solution to react in the entire volume. The result is a mass of nylon that looks not unlike a phlegm ball from an elephant.

  33. rosemary baby Avatar

    wow tat's really long nylon!!!!..

  34. E2qNX8btraQ3zRD6J7fc Avatar

    He mentioned that a group of people are in the Guinness Book for making the longest thread of nylon. I can't find any info on this. Would anybody care to direct me to where I can find out more?

  35. Jeremy Harris Avatar

    YES!! That's 3 minutes of my 10 minute presentation on Nylon done!

  36. definitely not bleach! Avatar

    @Jakub0071 at the end it's (2n-1) H2O since you have a string, not a whole ring

  37. denelson83 Avatar

    @sakuranohana1523 The organic solvent is n-hexane. A straight chain, not a cyclic molecule.

  38. denelson83 Avatar

    @endospores Actually, he didn't use sebacoyl chloride in this reaction. Besides, it can't form an aqueous solution because it actually reacts with water. He said he used a di-acid, either adipic acid or sebacic acid.

  39. sabram24 Avatar

    @atsusamuno your a piece of shit.

  40. archangel1214 Avatar

    what were the 2 chemicals he used? and can you make any other fiberous materials like this?

  41. sabram24 Avatar

    man i was there 3 years ago when this was recorded. man that was a fun class

  42. bigmjfan1 Avatar

    how do you know that… *-*

  43. you238 Avatar

    If you have the mixture of the diamine and dicarbonyl and just stir it up, they will just react all together, not at a nice thin layer like here

  44. Jakub0071 Avatar

    n C4H8(COOH)2 + n C6H12(NH2)2 –> Nylon + 2n H2O

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