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Chemistry Now: Fabricating Fabric: Nylon

Fabricating Fabric: Nylon--This video explains the history of nylon, the first synthetic fiber developed for mass production, and explains polymers, polymerization, amide links and polyamides. It includes a demonstration of the Nylon Rope Trick: making nylon fiber in a lab beaker. (Beta-sheet protein courtesy Markus Buehler, MIT)

Credit: NBC Learn and the National Science Foundation (NSF)


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