Daedalus: Plane and fancy

Abstract

The synthesis of nylon is a well-known demonstration. One component is dissolved in water, and a second one in an immiscible solvent. On mixing the two, a nylon film forms at the liquid interface, renewed as fast as it is pulled from the mixture. In principle, the interfacial film should be a perfect monolayer separating the two reagents. Sadly, nylon with… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/30865

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