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Caprolactam is an organic compound which is a cyclic amide (or lactam).
Additional recommended knowledge
The primary industrial use of caprolactam is as a monomer in the production of nylon-6. Most of the caprolactam is synthesised from cyclohexane via an oximation process using hydroxylammonium_sulfate followed by catalytic rearrangement using the Beckmann rearrangement process step.
Major worldwide producers include : BASF, Honeywell, DSM (Dutch State Mines),Bayer, Toray and Sumitomo/Enichem.
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