I made nylon in a lab with these procedures -
1) Collect 30mL of sebacoyl Chloride dissolved in hexane
2) collect 30mL of 1,6-hexanediamine dissolved in water .
3) Transfer the beaker containing sebacoyl Chloride in hexane and carefully pour the solution down the side of the beaker containing 1,6-hexanediamine in water , such that the hexane layer floats on TOP of the water layer , without mixing the layers.,
I got these procedures from the Internet .
Now , I got a few doubts and questions ..
- In the past , dichloromethane was used as the Solvent for the sebacoyl Chloride reagent. However dichloromethane is not environmentally friendly solvent and hexane was chosen to replace it in the experiment ...
a) how does switching it to hexane change the experimental procedures ?
b) What physical and chemical properties of the Solent must be considered when switching ?
c) why is hexane a good alternative in this experiment ?
Thanks in advance !