Nylon 4

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Nylon 4 or polybutyrolactam can be degraded by the (ND-10 and ND-11) strands of Pseudomonas sp. found in sludge. This produces γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) as a byproduct.[1] Nylon 4 is thermally unstable.[2]


  1. ^ Yutaka Tokiwa; Buenaventurada P. Calabia; Charles U. Ugwu; Seiichi Aiba (September 2009). "Biodegradability of Plastics". International Journal of Molecular Science. 10: 3722–3742. doi:10.3390/ijms10093722. PMC 2769161Freely accessible. PMID 19865515. 
  2. ^ "Nylon 4 Development and Commercialization" (PDF).