Caprolactam Production Cost Analysis 2020
Caprolactam or Azepan-2-one can be distinguished as a milky white-coloured solution with a mild, disagreeable odour. Caprolactams are cyclic amides of caproic acid, which is a carboxylic acid that is extracted from hexane with the general formula C5H11COOH.
The global demand for this compound is usually about 5 million tons annually, where the vast majority is used to make Nylon 6 filament, fibre, and plastics. About 90% of caprolactam produced is used to make filaments and fibres, while the rest 10% is used for the manufacture of plastics. Apart from this, a small amount of the compound is also used as a chemical intermediate.
The chemical’s commercial significance has led to the development of multiple methods for the production of caprolactam. It was estimated that 90% of all caprolactam is synthesized from cyclohexanone, which is first converted to its oxime. Treatment of this oxime with acid involves the Beckmann rearrangement to give caprolactam.
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