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Title: 1,6-Hexanediamine
CAS Registry Number: 124-09-4
Additional Names: Hexamethylenediamine; 1,6-diaminohexane
Molecular Formula: C6H16N2
Molecular Weight: 116.20
Percent Composition: C 62.02%, H 13.88%, N 24.11%
Line Formula: NH2(CH2)6NH2
Literature References: Prepd by reducing adiponitrile with sodium and alcohol: Slotta, Tschesche, Ber. 62, 1404 (1929). Manuf: Faith, Keyes & Clark's Industrial Chemicals, F. A. Lowenheim, M. K. Moran, Eds. (Wiley-Interscience, New York, 4th ed., 1975) pp 442-444.
Properties: Platelets, leaflets. Sublimes as long needles. Odor of piperidine. Absorbs water and carbon dioxide from air. mp 42°. bp 205°; bp20 100°. Freely sol in water; slightly sol in alcohol, benzene.
Melting point: mp 42°
Boiling point: bp 205°; bp20 100°
Derivative Type: Dihydrochloride
Molecular Formula: C6H16N2.2HCl
Molecular Weight: 189.13
Percent Composition: C 38.10%, H 9.59%, N 14.81%, Cl 37.49%
Properties: Needles from water or alcohol, mp 248°. Freely sol in water.
Melting point: mp 248°
Use: Intermediate in the manuf of nylon.

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