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6-Aminohexanoic acid is used as an intermediate in the polymerization of Nylon-6. It is involved in the extraction of aldehydes from the reaction mixture as well as to improve the solubilization of membrane proteins in electrophoresis. It acts as an inhibitor of fibrinolysis.
Has been recommended as a reagent for the extraction of aldehydes from reaction mixtures, giving better recovery than bisulfite: Chem. Pharm. Bull., 28, 1917 (1980)./n
Gamez, L. M.; Franco, L.; Casas, M. T.; Puiggali, J. Crystallization studies on a clay nanocomposite prepared from a degradable poly(ester amide) constituted by glycolic acid and 6-aminohexanoic acid. Polym. Eng. Sci. 2011, 51 (8), 1650-1661.
Sattler, J. H.; Fuchs, M.; Mutti, F. G.; Grischek, B.; Engel, P.; Pfeffer, J.; Woodley, J. M.; Kroutil, W. Introducing an In?Situ Capping Strategy in Systems Biocatalysis To Access 6-Aminohexanoic acid. Angew. Chem. 2014, 126 (51), 14377-14381.
Hazard Statements: H315-H319-H335
Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.