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(11)EP 3 372 662 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
22.07.2020 Bulletin 2020/30

(21)Application number: 18168869.8

(22)Date of filing:  09.05.2017
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
C11D 3/33(2006.01)
C11D 3/386(2006.01)
C11D 3/36(2006.01)

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DETERGENT COMPOSITION

REINIGUNGSMITTELZUSAMMENSETZUNG

COMPOSITION DE DÉTERGENT


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 09.05.2016 EP 16168823

(43)Date of publication of application:
12.09.2018 Bulletin 2018/37

(60)Divisional application:
19168295.4 / 3540036
19168301.0 / 3540037

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
17170257.4 / 3243897

(73)Proprietor: The Procter & Gamble Company
Cincinnati, OH 45202 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • LANT, Neil Joseph
    Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 9TS (GB)
  • BETTIOL, Jean-Luc Philippe
    1853 Strombeek-Bever (BE)
  • GONZALES, Denis Alfred
    1853 Strombeek-Bever (BE)

(74)Representative: P&G Patent Belgium UK 
N.V. Procter & Gamble Services Company S.A. Temselaan 100
1853 Strombeek-Bever
1853 Strombeek-Bever (BE)


(56)References cited: : 
GB-A- 2 247 025
US-A- 5 851 973
US-B1- 6 369 011
US-A- 5 705 465
US-A1- 2015 184 208
US-B1- 6 372 708
  
     
    Remarks:
    The file contains technical information submitted after the application was filed and not included in this specification
     
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    REFERENCE TO A SEQUENCE LISTING



    [0001] This application contains a Sequence Listing in computer readable form. The computer readable form is incorporated herein by reference.

    FIELD OF THE INVENTION



    [0002] The present invention relates to use of a detergent composition comprising a fatty acid-transforming enzyme to impart increased suds longevity in a washing process.

    [0003] Preferably the use is in a manual washing process, i.e. for washing by hand, or in a non-fully automated washing machine, such as semi-automatic washing machine such as a twin-tub etc. Preferably the composition is a dishwashing detergent composition. Preferred compositions are in liquid form.

    BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION



    [0004] Detergent compositions should have a good suds profile while providing good soil and grease cleaning. Users usually see foam as an indicator of the performance of the detergent composition. Moreover, the user of a detergent composition may also use the suds profile and the appearance of the foam (density, whiteness) as an indicator that the wash solution still contains active detergent ingredients. This is particularly the case for manual washing, also referred to herein as hand-washing, where the user usually doses the detergent composition depending on the suds remaining and renews the wash solution when the suds/ foam subsides or when the foam does not look thick enough. Thus, a detergent composition, particularly a manual wash detergent composition that provides little or low density suds, or short-lived suds would tend to be replaced by the user more frequently than is necessary.

    [0005] Thus, it is desirable for a detergent composition to provide good foam height and density as well as good foam duration during the initial mixing of the detergent with water and during the entire washing operation.

    [0006] It has been found that some types of soil, in particular greasy soils, act as a foam suppressor, triggering consumers to replace the product more frequently than is necessary. As such there is a need to provide detergent compositions having good suds longevity even in the presence of oily or fatty soils such as vegetable oils including but not limited to olive oil, palm oil and/or coconut oil, and which at the same time provide good soil removal.

    [0007] GB2247025A relates to an enzymatic dishwashing or rinsing composition comprises phospholipase A1 and/or A2. In combination with proteolytic enzymes the composition is effective in removing egg yolk soil and consequently reducing spotting on glassware. US6369011B1 relates to cleaning compositions comprising a protease enzyme which is a carbonyl variant having an amino acid sequence not found in nature, which is derived by replacement of a plurality of amino acid residues of a precursor carbonyl hydrolase with different amino acids.

    SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION



    [0008] The present invention provides use of a detergent composition comprising a fatty acid-transforming enzyme to impart increased suds longevity in a washing process, wherein the enzyme is selected from EC 3.1.1.4, EC 3.1.1.5 (phospholipase A2 and lysophospholipase, respectively) and EC 3.1.1.32 (phospholipase A1).

    [0009] Preferably the detergent composition is a manual-washing composition. Preferably the detergent composition is for manual dishwashing. Preferably the detergent composition comprises a laundry washing composition, preferably for washing delicate fabrics. Preferred compositions are in the form of a liquid, optionally enclosed in a water soluble film in the form of a pouch, preferably a multi-compartment pouch, optionally with a particulate composition in at least one compartment.

    [0010] The invention also provides a method of promoting suds longevity in a washing process for washing soiled articles, preferably dishware, comprising the step of: delivering a composition comprising a fatty acid-transforming enzyme to a volume of water to form a wash liquor and immersing the soiled articles, preferably dishware or fabric in the liquor, and optionally rinsing and drying the articles, wherein the fatty acid transforming enzyme is selected from E.C. classification numbers EC 3.1.1.4, EC 3.1.1.5 (phospholipase A2 and lysophospholipase, respectively) and EC 3.1.1.32 (phospholipase A1) and mixtures thereof.

    [0011] Preferably the composition also comprises a surfactant system.

    [0012] The invention provides increased suds longevity, especially over time as soiled articles are cleaned.

    DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION


    Definitions



    [0013] As used herein, the articles "a" and "an" when used in a claim, are understood to mean one or more of what is claimed or described.

    [0014] As used herein, the term "substantially free of' or "substantially free from" means that the indicated material is present in an amount of no more than about 5 wt%, preferably no more than about 2%, and more preferably no more than about 1 wt% by weight of the composition.

    [0015] As used therein, the term "essentially free of' or "essentially free from" means that the indicated material is present in an amount of no more than about 0.1 wt% by weight of the composition, or preferably not present at an analytically detectible level in such composition. It may include compositions in which the indicated material is present only as an impurity of one or more of the materials deliberately added to such compositions.

    [0016] As used herein the phrase "cleaning composition," "detergent composition," or "detergent or cleaning composition" are used interchangeably herein to refer to compositions and formulations designed for cleaning soiled articles. Such compositions include but are not limited to, dish-washing compositions, laundry detergent compositions, fabric softening compositions, fabric enhancing compositions, fabric freshening compositions, laundry prewash, laundry pretreat, laundry additives, spray products, dry cleaning agent or composition, laundry rinse additive, wash additive, post-rinse fabric treatment, ironing aid, dish washing compositions, hard surface cleaning compositions, unit dose formulation, delayed delivery formulation, detergent contained on or in a porous substrate or nonwoven sheet, and other suitable forms that may be apparent to one skilled in the art in view of the teachings herein. Such compositions may be used as a pre-cleaning treatment, a post-cleaning treatment, or may be added during the rinse or wash cycle of the cleaning process. The cleaning compositions may have a form selected from liquid, powder, single-phase or multi-phase unit dose or pouch form, tablet, gel, paste, bar, or flake. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the cleaning composition of the present invention comprises a laundry or dish detergent composition, which is in a single phase or multiphase unit dose form as encapsulated by a single compartment or multi-compartment water-soluble pouch, e.g., formed by a water-soluble polymer such as polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) or copolymers thereof. Preferably the composition is for manual-washing. Preferably, the cleaning composition of the present invention is a dishwashing detergent. Preferably the composition is in the form of a liquid.

    [0017] As used herein the term "increased suds longevity" means an increase in the duration of visible suds in a washing process cleaning soiled articles using the composition comprising fatty acid-transforming enzyme, compared with the suds longevity provided by the same composition and process in the absence of the fatty acid-transforming enzyme
    As used herein, the term "laundry detergent" means a liquid or solid composition, and includes, unless otherwise indicated, granular or powder-form all-purpose or "heavy-duty" washing agents, especially cleaning detergents as well as cleaning auxiliaries such as bleach additives or pre-treat types. In a preferred embodiment of the present invention, the laundry detergent is a liquid laundry detergent composition. Preferably the composition is for manual-washing. Preferably the cleaning composition is a laundry detergent composition preferably for cleaning delicate fabrics.

    [0018] As used herein, the term "soiled articles" refers non-specifically to any article comprising flexible material consisting of a network of natural or artificial fibers, including natural, artificial, and synthetic fibers, such as, but not limited to, cotton, linen, wool, polyester, nylon, silk, acrylic, and the like, as well as various blends and combinations. Soiled articles may further refer to any article having hard surfaces, including natural, artificial, or synthetic surfaces, such as, but not limited to, tile, granite, grout, glass, composite, vinyl, hardwood, metal, cooking surfaces, plastic, and the like, as well as blends and combinations, and in particular, dishware.

    [0019] As used herein, the term "water hardness" or "hardness" means uncomplexed cations ion (i.e., Ca2+ or Mg2+) present in water that have the potential to precipitate under alkaline conditions, and thereby diminishing the surfactancy and cleaning capacity of surfactants. Further, the terms "high water hardness" and "elevated water hardness" can be used interchangeably and are relative terms for the purposes of the present invention, and are intended to include, but not limited to, a hardness level containing at least 12 grams of calcium ion per gallon water (gpg, "American grain hardness" units).

    Washing Process



    [0020] According to the invention the washing process comprises mixing the composition comprising a fatty acid-transforming enzyme with water to form a wash liquor. This may be by adding the composition to water which the soiled articles are then immersed into, or by applying the detergent composition directly onto soiled articles, or onto a cleaning implement and using the cleaning implement to clean the soiled articles, with simultaneous or subsequent addition of water to form the wash liquor. When a cleaning implement is used, preferably the cleaning implement is a sponge and more preferably the sponge is wet so that the wash liquor is present on the implement. The washed articles are optionally rinsed and dried.

    [0021] During the washing process greasy soils are removed from the soiled articles, for example oils used in cooking such as olive oil, palm oil and/or coconut oil and/or body soils such as sebum. The present invention has been found to have particularly efficacy in the presence of fatty acids or salts thereof. These may be present either in the soil or released to the wash liquor during removal of soils which break down to generate fatty acids.

    [0022] Thus the use of the invention may comprise the step of applying the composition comprising fatty acid-transforming enzyme, preferably in liquid form, onto the soiled articles especially dishware, either in diluted or neat form and adding water and mixing to create suds, then rinsing and drying.

    [0023] By "in its neat form", it is meant herein that said composition is applied directly onto the surface to be treated and/or onto a cleaning device or implement such as a pre-treat device, dish cloth, a sponge or a dish brush without undergoing any dilution (immediately) prior to the application. The cleaning device or implement is preferably wet before or after the composition is delivered to it. By "diluted form", it is meant herein that said composition is diluted by the user with an appropriate solvent, typically water. By "rinsing", it is meant herein contacting the surface, such as the dishware cleaned using a process according to the present invention with substantial quantities of appropriate solvent, typically water, after the step of applying the liquid composition herein onto said dishware. By "substantial quantities", it is meant usually about 1 to about 10 liters.

    [0024] The composition herein can be applied in its diluted form. Soiled articles e.g. dishes are contacted with an effective amount, typically from about 0.5 ml to about 20 ml (per about 25 dishes being treated), preferably from about 3ml to about 10 ml, of the detergent composition, preferably in liquid form, diluted in water. The actual amount of detergent composition used will be based on the judgment of user, and will typically depend upon factors such as the particular product formulation of the composition, including the concentration of active ingredients in the composition, the number of soiled articles to be cleaned, the degree of soiling on the soiled articles, and the like. Generally, particularly for dish-washing, from about 0.01 g to about 150 g, preferably from about 3g to about 40g of the detergent composition comprising the fatty acid-transforming enzyme, preferably a liquid composition, is combined with from about 2000 ml to about 20000 ml, more typically from about 5000 ml to about 15000 ml of water, more typically from about 5000 ml to about 15000 ml, to form a wash liquor. The soiled articles may then be immersed in the wash liquor, where contacting the soiled surface with a cloth, sponge, or similar article cleans them. The cloth, sponge, or similar article may be immersed in the detergent composition and water mixture prior to being contacted with the dish surface, and is typically contacted with the soiled surface for a period of time ranged from about 1 to about 20 minutes, or from 1 to 10 minutes, or especially for dishwashing, from 1 to 120 seconds, or 1 to 60 seconds although the actual time will vary with each application and user. The contacting of cloth, sponge, or similar article to the surface is preferably accompanied by a concurrent scrubbing of the surface.

    [0025] Another method of the present invention will comprise immersing the soiled articles, such as dishes, into a water bath or held under running water without any detergent composition. A device for absorbing detergent composition, such as a sponge or pre-treat device, is placed directly into a separate quantity of undiluted detergent composition, preferably in the form of a liquid, for a period of time typically ranging from about 1 to about 5 seconds. The absorbing device, and consequently the undiluted detergent composition, is then contacted individually to the surface of each of the soiled articles to remove said soiling. The absorbing device is typically contacted with each surface for a period of time range from about 1 to about 10 seconds, although the actual time of application will be dependent upon factors such as the degree of soiling of the surface. The contacting of the absorbing device to the soiled surface is preferably accompanied by concurrent scrubbing.

    [0026] Alternatively, the device may be immersed in a mixture of the detergent composition and water prior to being contacted with the soiled surface, the concentrated solution is made by diluting the detergent composition with water in a small container that can accommodate the cleaning device at weight ratios ranging from about 95:5 to about 5:95, preferably about 80:20 to about 20:80 and more preferably about 70:30 to about 30:70, respectively, of detergent composition, preferably in liquid form the ratio of detergent composition:water respectively depending upon the user habits and the cleaning task. These processes using a device are particularly applicable to soiled articles which are dishware.

    [0027] The detergent composition according to the invention might also be used as a pretreating composition prior to exposing the soiled items to an automatic washing machine, particularly a semi-automatic washing machine. Following pretreatment, the soiled surface may be washed in a washing machine or otherwise rinsed. In machine methods soiled articles may be treated with an aqueous wash liquor in which an effective amount of a cleaning composition of the invention is dissolved or dispensed into therein. In particular for a laundry washing process an "effective amount" of the cleaning composition may mean from about 10g to about 300g of product dissolved or dispersed in a wash solution of volume from about 5litres to about 65litres. The water temperatures may range from about 5°C to about 100°C. The water to soiled material (e.g., fabric) ratio may be from about 1:1 to about 30:1. The compositions may be employed at concentrations of from about 500 ppm to about 15,000 ppm in solution. In the context of a fabric laundry composition, usage levels may also vary depending not only on the type and severity of the soils and stains, but also on the wash water temperature, the volume of wash water, and the type of washing machine (e.g., top-loading, front-loading, top-loading, vertical-axis Japanese-type automatic washing machine).

    [0028] The present invention is particularly directed to use in a manual washing methods or hand washing/soak methods, and combined manual washing with semi-automatic washing machines, are also included. Temperatures are typically lower, below 50, 45, 40, 35, 30, or 25°C.

    Fatty Acid-Transforming Enzyme



    [0029] The fatty acid-transforming enzyme is preferably present in the composition in an amount from 0.00001 to 2 wt% based on the weight of the active protein. More preferably the fatty acid-transforming enzyme may be present in amounts from 0.0001 to 1 wt%, more preferably from 0.0005 to 0.5 wt% or 0.001 to 0.2 wt% based on active protein.

    [0030] The fatty acid-transforming enzyme may be any enzyme which reacts with a fatty acid to break it down.

    [0031] The fatty acid -transforming enzyme is selected from E.C. classification numbers EC 3.1.1.4 and E.C. 3.1.1.5 (phospholipase A2 and lysophospholipase, respectively), EC 3.1.1.32 (phospholipase A1), and mixtures thereof.

    [0032] Enzymes from the following classes are not preferred fatty acid-transforming enzymes useful herein: EC 1.2.1.42 (hexadecanal dehydrogenase (acylating)), EC 1.2.1.80 (long-chain acyl-[acyl-carrier-protein] reductase), EC 1.3.1.16 (beta-nitroacrylate reductase), EC 1.14.13.199 (docosahexaenoic acid omega-hydroxylase), EC 1.14.14.1 (unspecific monooxygenase), EC 1.14.15.3 (alkane 1-monooxygenase), EC 1.14.19.1 (stearoyl-CoA 9-desaturase), EC 1.14.19.3 (acyl-CoA 6-desaturase), EC 1.14.19.5 (acyl-CoA 11-(Z)-desaturase), EC 1.14.19.6 (DELTA12-fatty-acid desaturase), EC 1.14.19.39 (acyl-lipid Delta12-acetylenase), EC 2.1.1.15 (fatty-acid O-methyltransferase), EC 3.1.2.2 (palmitoyl-CoA hydrolase), EC 3.1.2.20 (acyl-CoA hydrolase), EC 3.5.1.70 (aculeacin-A deacylase), EC 4.2.1.92 (hydroperoxide dehydratase), EC 6.2.1.3 (long-chain-fatty-acid-CoA ligase), EC 6.2.1.20 (long-chain-fatty-acid-[acyl-carrier-protein] ligase).

    [0033] Where necessary, the composition comprises, provides access to or forms in situ any additional substrate necessary for the effective functioning of the enzyme: hydroperoxide for plant seed peroxygenase; oxygen for oleate 10S lipoxygenase and/or Arachidonate 15-lipoxygenase; acyl carrier protein for oleoyl-[acyl-carrier-protein] hydrolase; ammonia or amines such as ethanolamine for fatty acid amide hydrolase and/or amidase; water for oleate hydratase; e.g. reduced viologens for carboxylate reductases; hydrogen peroxide for fatty-acid peroxidase, unspecific peroxygenase and/or fatty-acid peroxygenase; alcohol for carboxylesterase and/or cutinase; glycerol/mono/diglyceride for triacylglycerol lipase; phosphocholine for phospholipase A2 and/or lysophospholipase; sterol for sterol esterase; glycerol for acylglycerol lipase; galactosyl glycerol for galactolipase; glycero-3-phosphocholine for phospholipase A1; long chain alcohol for wax-ester hydrolase; 1-acylglycerophosphoinositol for phosphatidylinositol deacylase; ethanol for fatty-acyl-ethyl-ester synthase; glycerol/mono/diglyceride for hormone-sensitive lipase; aniline for aryl acylamidase; sphingosine-type amines for ceramidase; and ethanolamine for N-(Long-chain-acyl)ethanolamine deacylase.

    [0034] The fatty-acid transforming enzyme may be incorporated into the detergent composition via an additive particle, such as an enzyme granule or in the form of an encapsulate, or may be added in the form of a liquid formulation.

    [0035] Suitable enzyme granules include: (i) spray-dried particles, (ii) layered particles in which the enzyme is coated as a layer around a pre-formed inert core, and fluid bed apparatus is used to adhere layers of coating material from aqueous solution containing coating materials,; (iii) particles in which enzyme is absorbed into a core, (iv) extruded or pelletized enzyme particles in which an enzyme-containing paste is pressed into pellets or under pressure is extruded through orifices and cut into particles prior to drying; (v) prilled products in which an enzyme powder is suspended in molten wax and the suspension sprayed into a cooling chamber (e.g. through a rotating disc atomiser), (vi) agglomerated enzyme particles prepared by a process in which an enzyme-containing liquid is added to a dry powder composition comprising conventional granulating materials which may include e.g. fillers and binders optionally mixed with filaments such as cellulose fibres, or polymeric filaments such as polyvinyl pyrrolidone or polyvinyl alcohol filaments, to give extra strength and reduce dusting. These may be particularly preferred when the detergent composition is particulate, or for suspension in a liquid.

    [0036] In particular when the cleaning composition comprises a liquid, it may be preferred to incorporate the enzyme via an encapsulate. Encapsulating the enzyme promotes the stability of the enzyme in the composition and helps to counteract the effect of any hostile compounds present in the composition, such as bleach, protease, surfactant, chelant, etc.

    [0037] When in encapsulated form the enzyme is typically encapsulated in a polymeric material. Methods of encapsulation of the enzymes are for example, by spray-drying a liquid composition containing the enzyme(s) and the polymer(s), or by drying a liquid composition containing the enzyme and polymer, or by emulsion polymerisation, co-acervation, precipitation or interfacial polymerisation optionally in the presence of the enzyme, optionally followed by drying and/or size reduction processes. Suitable polymers for encapsulating enzymes include optionally modified: polyvinyl alcohol, polyvinylpyrrolidone, carboxymethylcellulose, guar gum, polycarboxylic acid, methylcellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, proteins, polybranched polyamines, such as polyethyleneimines (PEI), (hydrophobically modified) polysaccharide, a cellulosic polymer selected from the group consisting of, and mixtures thereof and derivatives or co-polymers thereof. Examples of modified cellulosic polymers include those mentioned above and in addition, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose phthalate, cellulose acetate phthalate Examples of modified gums include modified guar gum, gum benzoin, gum tragacanth, gum arabic and gum acacia. Examples of modified proteins are modified casein, gelatin and albumin. Examples of modified polymers may be selected from copolymers of at least one hydrophobic vinylic monomer with a least one hydrophilic vinylic monomer. Suitable hydrophilic vinylic monomer is vinylpyrrolidone. Suitable hydrophobic vinylic monomer is C1- C18 alkyl acrylates, C1-C18 alkyl methacrylates, C3-C18 cycloalkyl acrylates, C3-C18 cycloalkyl methacrylates and vinyl C1-C18 alkanoates and mixtures thereof. The polymer may comprise a polymer selected from homo- and copolymers having a C-C-backbone, wherein the C-C-backbone carries carboxylgroups, which may be present in the acidic form or in the neutralized form, and wherein the C-C- backbone comprises at least 20 % by weight, e.g. from 20 to 98 % by weight, based on the total weight of the polymer (i.e. based on the total weight ofrepeating units in the polymer P), of hydrophobic repeating units. The polymer may comprise branching, for example branched copolymer matrix particles formed from vinyl pyrrolidone and vinyl acetate. The polymer may comprise a copolymers, for example as described in WO2010/003934, based on maleic acid or (meth)acrylic acid. The polymer may be cross-linked.
    Preferred polymers have a molecular weight from 1000 to 500,000, or 2000 to 200000 Dalton weight average. Typically the weight ratio of enzyme to polymer is from 1:50 to 10:1.
    The polymer may be selected to be substantially soluble in an aqueous solution having an ionic strength of 0 mol/kg and insoluble in an aqueous solution having an ionic strength of more than 1 mol/kg according to method 1, for example as described in WO2008/084093, for example in which the polymer comprises 35-95% w/w of hydrophilic monomer units, based on the total weight of the polymer.

    [0038] Hydrophobically modified polyvinyl alcohol or hydrophobically modified polyvinyl pyrrolidone may be preferred, optionally with high levels of hydrolysis, greater than 60%, or even greater than 80 or 90%. Suitable hydrophobic modifying groups include keto-ester and/or butyryl groups and mixtures thereof and preferably the total degree of substitution (DS) is between about 3% and 20%.

    [0039] The fatty acid transforming enzyme, when present in an additive particle may be the only enzyme in the additive particle or may be present in the additive particle in combination with one or more additional enzymes.

    [0040] Suitable additional enzymes include protease such as metalloprotease or alkaline serine protease, such as subtilisin, amylase, lipase, cellulase, mannanase, pectinase, DNAse, oxidoreductase, peroxidases, lipases, phospholipases, cellobiohydrolases, cellobiose dehydrogenases, esterases, cutinases, pectinases, pectate lyases, keratinases, reductases, oxidases, phenoloxidases, lipoxygenases, ligninases, pullulanases, tannases, pentosanases, glucanases, arabinosidases, hyaluronidase, chondroitinase, laccases, amylases, and mixtures thereof. In a preferred embodiment, the fatty acid transforming enzyme, preferably selected from oleate hydratase, fatty acid lipoxygenase and fatty acid decarboxylase, more preferably oleate hydratase, may be incorporated into an additive particle in combination with an amylase, cellulase, protease and/or lipase enzyme, preferably a lipase or protease enzyme.

    Surfactant system



    [0041] The detergent composition typically comprises from about 1% to about 60%, preferably from about 5% to about 50% more preferably from about 8% to about 45% by weight thereof of a surfactant system. The surfactant system comprises one or more surfactants selected from the group consisting of anionic surfactants, cationic surfactants, nonionic surfactants, amphoteric surfactants, zwitterionic surfactants, and mixtures thereof. Preferably, the surfactants comprise an anionic surfactant selected from the group consisting of alkyl benzene sulfonate, alkoxylated alkyl sulfates, alkyl sulfates, and mixtures thereof.

    [0042] A preferred surfactant system for providing food cleaning and good suds profile comprises i) an anionic surfactant; and ii) an amphoteric and/or zwitterionic surfactant. Preferably the weight ratio of anionic surfactant to amphoteric and/or zwitterionic surfactant is less than 9:1, more preferably less than 5:1 to about 1:2, more preferably from about 4:1 to about 1:1 and especially from about 4:1 to about 2:1

    [0043] Extremely useful surfactant systems for use herein include those comprising anionic surfactants and comprising in addition, amine oxide and/or betaine surfactants. Amine oxide surfactants are particularly preferred. Preferably the surfactant system comprises an anionic surfactant selected from alkyl sulphate, alkyl alkoxy sulphate especially alkyl ethoxy sulphate, and mixtures thereof, in combination with amine oxide, most preferably in a weight % ratio of less than 9:1, more preferably less than 5:1 to about 1:2, more preferably from about 4:1 to about 1:1 and especially from about 4:1 to about 2:1.

    [0044] Another preferred surfactant system for use herein comprises an anionic and amphoteric/zwitterionic system in which the amphoteric to zwitterionic weight ratio is preferably from about 2:1 to about 1:2. In particular a system in which the amphoteric surfactant comprises an amine oxide surfactant and the zwitteronic surfactant comprises a betaine. Preferred ratios of amine oxide to betaine are from 1.5:1 to 1:1.5, preferably from 1.2:1 to 1:1.2, most preferably about 1:1.

    [0045] Also preferred for use herein are surfactant systems comprising non-ionic surfactants. Especially preferred surfactant systems for the composition of the invention comprise an anionic surfactant preferably selected from the group consisting of alkyl sulphate, alkyl alkoxy sulphate and mixtures thereof, more preferably an alkoxylated sulfate. Preferred surfactant systems comprise in addition an amphoteric surfactant, preferably an amine oxide surfactant. Preferred surfactant systems comprise a non-ionic surfactant. In summary, the most preferred surfactant system for use herein comprises an alkoxylated sulfate surfactant, amine oxide and non-ionic surfactant. Most preferably the nonionic surfactant is an alkoxylated alcohol surfactant, especially an ethoxylated alcohol surfactant.

    Anionic surfactant



    [0046] Anionic surfactants include, but are not limited to, those surface-active compounds that contain an organic hydrophobic group containing generally 8 to 22 carbon atoms or generally 8 to 18 carbon atoms in their molecular structure and at least one water-solubilizing group preferably selected from sulfonate, sulfate, and carboxylate so as to form a water-soluble compound. Usually, the hydrophobic group will comprise a C 8-C 22 alkyl, and/or acyl group. Such surfactants are employed in the form of water-soluble salts and the salt-forming cation usually is selected from sodium, potassium, ammonium, magnesium and mono-, di- or tri-C 2-C 3 alkanolammonium, with the sodium, cation being the usual one chosen.

    [0047] Preferably the surfactant system comprises an anionic surfactant or mixtures thereof. The anionic surfactant comprises any anionic cleaning surfactant, preferably selected from anionic sulphate or sulphonate surfactants or mixtures thereof.

    [0048] Preferably the anionic surfactant is an alkoxylated alkyl sulphate surfactant, preferably an ethoxylated alkyl sulphate surfactant, preferably having an average ethoxylation degree of from about 0.2 to about 3, more preferably from about 0.3 to about 2, even more preferably from about 0.4 to about 1.5, and especially from about 0.4 to about 1. When the anionic surfactant is a mixture of surfactants, the alkoxylation degree is the weight average alkoxylation degree of all the components of the mixture (weight average alkoxylation degree). In the weight average alkoxylation degree calculation the weight of anionic surfactant components not having alkoxylated groups should also be included.

    wherein x1, x2, ... are the weights in grams of each anionic surfactant of the mixture and alkoxylation degree is the number of alkoxy groups in each anionic surfactant.

    [0049] Also preferred are branched anionic surfactants, typically having a weight average level of branching of from 2 to 60% by weight, particularly those having a weight average level of branching of from about 5% to about 40%.

    [0050] Preferably the anionic surfactant to be used in the detergent of the present invention comprises a branched anionic surfactant having a level of branching of from about 5% to about 40%, preferably from about 10 to about 35% and more preferably from about 20% to about 30%. Preferably, the branching group is an alkyl. Typically, the alkyl is selected from methyl, ethyl, propyl, butyl, pentyl, cyclic alkyl groups and mixtures thereof. Single or multiple alkyl branches could be present on the main hydrocarbyl chain of the starting alcohol(s) used to produce the anionic surfactant used in the detergent of the invention. Most preferably the branched anionic surfactant is selected from alkyl sulphates, alkyl ethoxy sulphates, and mixtures thereof.

    [0051] The branched anionic surfactant can be a single anionic surfactant or a mixture of anionic surfactants. In the case of a single surfactant the percentage of branching refers to the weight percentage of the hydrocarbyl chains that are branched in the original alcohol from which the surfactant is derived.

    [0052] In the case of a surfactant mixture the percentage of branching is the weight average and it is defined according to the following formula:

    wherein x1, x2, ... are the weight in grams of each alcohol in the total alcohol mixture of the alcohols which were used as starting material for the anionic surfactant for the detergent of the invention. In the weight average branching degree calculation the weight of anionic surfactant components not having branched groups should also be included.
    It may be preferred that the surfactant system comprises at least 50%, more preferably at least 60% and preferably at least 70% of branched anionic surfactant by weight of the surfactant system. In a particularly preferred surfactant system, the branched anionic surfactant comprises more than 50% by weight thereof of an alkyl ethoxylated sulphate having an ethoxylation degree of from about 0.1 to 5 or 0.2 to about 3 and preferably a level of branching of from about 5% to about 40%.

    [0053] Preferably, the branched anionic surfactant comprises at least 50%, more preferably at least 60% and especially at least 70% of a sulphate surfactant by weight of the branched anionic surfactant. Especially preferred detergents from a cleaning view point art those in which the branched anionic surfactant comprises more than 50%, more preferably at least 60% and especially at least 70% by weight thereof of sulphate surfactant and the sulphate surfactant is selected from the group consisting of alkyl sulphate, alkyl ethoxy sulphates and mixtures thereof. Even more preferred are those in which the branched anionic surfactant has a degree of ethoxylation of from about 0.2 to about 3, more preferably from about 0.3 to about 2, even more preferably from about 0.4 to about 1.5, and especially from about 0.4 to about 1 and even more preferably when the anionic surfactant has a level of branching of from about 10% to about 35%, more preferably from about 20% to 30%.

    Sulphate Surfactants



    [0054] Preferably the surfactant comprises anionic sulphate surfactants. Anionic sulphate surfactants selected from the group consisting of alkyl sulphate, alkyl alkoxy sulphate and mixtures thereof may be particularly preferred, especially for dishwashing compositions.

    [0055] Especially preferred are alkoxylated anionic surfactants, more preferably alkyl alkoxy sulphate surfactant. Preferred alkyl alkoxyl sulphates for use herein are alkyl ethoxy sulphates. Suitable sulphate surfactants for use herein include water-soluble salts of C8-C18 alkyl or hydroxyalkyl, sulphate and/or ether sulfate. Suitable counterions include alkali metal cation or ammonium or substituted ammonium, but preferably sodium.

    [0056] The sulphate surfactants may be selected from C8-C18 primary, branched chain and random alkyl sulphates (AS); C8-C18 secondary (2,3) alkyl sulphates; C8-C18 alkyl alkoxy sulphates (AExS) wherein preferably x is from 1-30 in which the alkoxy group could be selected from ethoxy, propoxy, butoxy or even higher alkoxy groups and mixtures thereof. The alkoxylated anionic surfactant typically has an average alkoxylation degree of from about 0.1 to 11 or 0.1 to 7, preferably from about 0.2 to about 4, even more preferably from about 0.3 to about 3, even more preferably from about 0.4 to about 1.5 and especially from about 0.4 or 0.2 to about 1. Preferably, the alkoxy group is ethoxy.

    [0057] Alkyl sulfates and alkyl alkoxy sulfates are commercially available with a variety of chain lengths, ethoxylation and branching degrees. Commercially available sulphates include, those based on Neodol alcohols ex the Shell company, Lial - Isalchem and Safol ex the Sasol company, natural alcohols ex The Procter & Gamble Chemicals company.

    [0058] Preferably, the surfactant system comprises alkyl sulfates and/or alkyl ethoxy sulfates; more preferably a combination of alkyl sulfates and/or alkyl ethoxy sulfates with a combined average ethoxylation degree of less than 5, preferably less than 3, more preferably less than 2 and more than 0.5. Preferably the anionic surfactant has an average level of branching of from about 5% to about 40%.

    Sulphonate Surfactants



    [0059] Suitable sulphonate surfactants for use herein include water-soluble salts of C8-C18 alkyl or hydroxyalkyl sulphonates; C11-C18 alkyl benzene sulphonates (LAS), modified alkylbenzene sulphonate (MLAS) as discussed in WO 99/05243, WO 99/05242, WO 99/05244, WO 99/05082, WO 99/05084, WO 99/05241, WO 99/07656, WO 00/23549, and WO 00/23548; methyl ester sulphonate (MES); and alpha-olefin sulphonate (AOS). Those also include the paraffin sulphonates may be monosulphonates and/or disulphonates, obtained by sulphonating paraffins of 10 to 20 carbon atoms. The sulfonate surfactant also include the alkyl glyceryl sulphonate surfactants. In particular, for a laundry detergent the anionic surfactant preferably comprises at least 40% or more preferably at least 50% or at least 60% or even at least 80 or 90% sulphonate surfactant.

    Fatty acids



    [0060] Water-soluble salts of the higher fatty acids, i.e., "soaps", may also be useful anionic surfactants in the cleaning compositions of the present invention, particularly for laundry detergents. However, the cleaning compositions of the present invention preferably contains soaps at a relatively low level, e.g., no more than about 3 wt%, more preferably not more than about 2 wt% or 1 wt%, and most preferably said cleaning composition is essentially free of soaps. Where fatty acids are added, they preferably contain very low levels of oleic acid. Levels of oleic acid in the composition are preferably below 0.5, more preferably below 0.3, more preferably below 0.2 or even below 0.1 wt% of the compositions, most preferably essentially free of oleic acid. Higher levels may be accommodated, however, additional enzyme may need to be present to counteract the competition caused by their presence. Where oleic acid is incorporated, it may be preferred to also incorporate enzyme stabilizer. Physical stabilization such as by encapsulation may be particularly preferred.

    Non-ionic surfactant



    [0061] Nonionic surfactant, when present, are typically present in an amount of from 0.05% to 30%, preferably 0.1% to 20%, most preferably 0.5% to 10% or 0.5% to 7% or even 0.5% to 3% by weight of the composition. The nonionic surfactant is preferably present in the surfactant system in amounts from 1 to 60 wt% of the surfactant system, and particularly for laundry detergents preferably from 2 to 60, or 5 to 55 wt% based on the surfactant system. Suitable nonionic surfactants include the condensation products of aliphatic alcohols with from 1 to 25 moles of ethylene oxide. The alkyl chain of the aliphatic alcohol can either be straight or branched, primary or secondary, and generally contains from 8 to 22 carbon atoms. Particularly preferred are the condensation products of alcohols having an alkyl group containing from 10 to 18 carbon atoms, preferably from 10 to 15 carbon atoms with from 2 to 18 moles, preferably 2 to 15, more preferably 5-12 of ethylene oxide per mole of alcohol. Highly preferred nonionic surfactants are the condensation products of Guerbet alcohols with from 2 to 18 moles, preferably 2 to 15, more preferably 5-12 of ethylene oxide per mole of alcohol.

    [0062] However, in certain preferred embodiments of the present invention, particularly for dishwashing the cleaning composition contains nonionic surfactants at a relatively low level, e.g., no more than about 3 wt%, more preferably not more than about 2 wt% or 1 wt%, and most preferably said cleaning composition is essentially free of nonionic surfactants.

    [0063] Other surfactants useful herein include amphoteric surfactants, zwitterionic surfactants and cationic surfactants. Such surfactants are typically present at levels from about 0.2 wt%, 0.5 wt% or 1 wt% to about 10 wt%, 20 wt% or 30 wt%. Preferably, the composition of the present invention will further comprise amphoteric and/or zwitterionic surfactant, more preferably an amine oxide and/or betaine surfactant, most preferably an amine oxide.

    [0064] In a preferred but not necessary embodiment of the present invention, the cleaning composition is a liquid dish detergent composition containing from about 0.5 wt% to about 20 wt% of one or more amphoteric and/or zwitterionic surfactants, preferably amine oxide.

    Amphoteric surfactant



    [0065] Preferred amphoteric surfactants are selected from the group consisting of amine oxide surfactants, such as, for example, alkyl dimethyl amine oxide or alkyl amido propyl dimethyl amine oxide, more preferably alkyl dimethyl amine oxide and especially coco dimethyl amino oxide. Amine oxide may have a linear or mid-branched alkyl moiety. Typical linear amine oxides include water-soluble amine oxides containing one R1 C8-18 alkyl moiety and 2 R2 and R3 moieties selected from the group consisting of CI-3 alkyl groups and CI-3 hydroxyalkyl groups. Preferably amine oxide is characterized by the formula R1 - N(R2)(R3) O wherein R1 is a C8-18 alkyl and R2 and R3 are selected from the group consisting of methyl, ethyl, propyl, isopropyl, 2-hydroxethyl, 2-hydroxypropyl and 3-hydroxypropyl. The linear amine oxide surfactants in particular may include linear C10-C18 alkyl dimethyl amine oxides and linear C8-C12 alkoxy ethyl dihydroxy ethyl amine oxides. Preferred amine oxides include linear C10, linear C10-C12, and linear C12-C14 alkyl dimethyl amine oxides. As used herein "mid-branched" means that the amine oxide has one alkyl moiety having n1 carbon atoms with one alkyl branch on the alkyl moiety having n2 carbon atoms. The alkyl branch is located on the α carbon from the nitrogen on the alkyl moiety. This type of branching for the amine oxide is also known in the art as an internal amine oxide. The total sum of n1 and n2 is from 10 to 24 carbon atoms, preferably from 12 to 20, and more preferably from 10 to 16. The number of carbon atoms for the one alkyl moiety (n1) should be approximately the same number of carbon atoms as the one alkyl branch (n2) such that the one alkyl moiety and the one alkyl branch are symmetric. As used herein "symmetric" means that |n1 - n2| is less than or equal to 5, preferably 4, most preferably from 0 to 4 carbon atoms in at least 50 wt%, more preferably at least 75 wt% to 100 wt% of the mid-branched amine oxides for use herein. The amine oxide further comprises two moieties independently selected from a CI-3 alkyl, a CI-3 hydroxyalkyl group, or a polyethylene oxide group containing an average of from about 1 to about 3 ethylene oxide groups. Preferably the two moieties are selected from a C1-3 alkyl, more preferably both are selected as a C1 alkyl. Most preferably the amine oxide is alkyl dimethyl amine oxide, especially C10-C18 alkyl dimethyl amine oxide.

    Zwitterionic surfactant



    [0066] Other suitable surfactants include betaines, such as alkyl betaines, alkylamidobetaines, amidazoliniumbetaines, sulfobetaines (also referred to as INCI sultaines) as well as the phosphobetaines. Preferred betaines meet formula I:

            R1-[CO-X(CH2)n]x-N+(R2)(R3)-(CH2)m-[CH(OH)-CH2]y-Y-     (I)

    wherein

    R1 is a saturated or unsaturated C6-22 alkyl residue, preferably C8-18 alkyl residue, in particular a saturated C10-16 alkyl residue, for example a saturated C12-14 alkyl residue;

    X is NH, NR4 with C1-4 Alkyl residue R4, O or S,

    n a number from 1 to 10, preferably 2 to 5, in particular 3,

    x 0 or 1, preferably 1,

    R2, R3 are independently a CI-4 alkyl residue, potentially hydroxy substituted such as a hydroxyethyl, preferably a methyl.

    m a number from 1 to 4, in particular 1, 2 or 3,

    y 0 or 1 and

    Y is COO, SO3, OPO(OR5)O or P(O)(OR5)O, whereby R5 is a hydrogen atom H or a C1-4 alkyl residue.



    [0067] Preferred betaines are the alkyl betaines of the formula (Ia), the alkyl amido propyl betaine of the formula (Ib), the sulfo betaines of the formula (Ic) and the amido sulfobetaines of the formula (Id);

            R1-N+(CH3)2-CH2COO-     (Ia)

            R1-CO-NH(CH2)3-N+(CH3)2-CH2COO-     (Ib)

            R1-N+(CH3)2-CH2CH(OH)CH2SO3-     (Ic)

            R1-CO-NH-(CH2)3-N+(CH3)2-CH2CH(OH)CH2SO3-     (Id)

    in which R11 as the same meaning as in formula I. Particularly preferred betaines are the carbobetaines [wherein Y- =COO-], in particular the carbobetaines of the formula (Ia) and (Ib), more preferred are the alkylamidobetaines of the formula (Ib).

    [0068] Examples of suitable betaines and sulfobetaines are the following [designated in accordance with INCI]: almondamidopropyl of betaines, apricotam idopropyl betaines, avocadamidopropyl of betaines, babassuamidopropyl of betaines, behenam idopropyl betaines, behenyl of betaines, betaines, canolam idopropyl betaines, capryl/capram idopropyl betaines, carnitine, cetyl of betaines, cocamidoethyl of betaines, cocam idopropyl betaines, cocam idopropyl hydroxysultaine, coco betaines, coco hydroxysultaine, coco/oleam idopropyl betaines, coco sultaine, decyl of betaines, dihydroxyethyl oleyl glycinate, dihydroxyethyl soy glycinate, dihydroxyethyl stearyl glycinate, dihydroxyethyl tallow glycinate, dimethicone propyl of PG-betaines, erucam idopropyl hydroxysultaine, hydrogenated tallow of betaines, isostearam idopropyl betaines, lauram idopropyl betaines, lauryl of betaines, lauryl hydroxysultaine, lauryl sultaine, miIkam idopropyl betaines, minkamidopropyl of betaines, myristam idopropyl betaines, myristyl of betaines, oleam idopropyl betaines, oleam idopropyl hydroxysultaine, oleyl of betaines, olivamidopropyl of betaines, palmam idopropyl betaines, palm itam idopropyl betaines, palmitoyl Carnitine, palm kernelam idopropyl betaines, polytetrafluoroethylene acetoxypropyl of betaines, ricinoleam idopropyl betaines, sesam idopropyl betaines, soyam idopropyl betaines, stearam idopropyl betaines, stearyl of betaines, tallowam idopropyl betaines, tallowam idopropyl hydroxysultaine, tallow of betaines, tallow dihydroxyethyl of betaines, undecylenam idopropyl betaines and wheat germam idopropyl betaines. A preferred betaine is, for example, cocoamidopropylbetaine.

    [0069] The most preferred surfactant system particularly for a dishwashing detergent composition of the present invention comprises: (i) 1% to 40%, preferably 6% to 32%, more preferably 8% to 25% weight of the total composition of an anionic surfactant, preferably comprising an alkoxylated sulfate surfactant (ii) 0.01% to 20%wt, preferably from 0.2% to 15%wt, more preferably from 0.5% to 10% by weight of the composition of amphoteric and/or zwitterionic and/or nonionic surfactant. Preferred compositions comprise 0.01% to 20 wt% of the composition of amphoteric and nonionic surfactant, most preferably wherein the amphoteric surfactant comprises amine oxide surfactant. It has been found that such surfactant system in combination with the oleate hydratase enzyme will provide the excellent cleaning required from a manual dishwashing detergent while having very good suds profile, especially in the presence of greasy soils and break-down products of greasy soils, and provides a good finish of the washed items.

    Enzyme Stabilizer



    [0070] Preferably the composition of the invention comprises an enzyme stabilizer. Suitable enzyme stabilizers may be selected from the group consisting of (a) univalent, bivalent and/or trivalent cations preferably selected from the group of inorganic or organic salts of alkaline earth metals, alkali metals, aluminum, iron, copper and zinc, preferably alkali metals and alkaline earth metals, preferably alkali metal and alkaline earth metal salts with halides, sulfates, sulfites, carbonates, hydrogencarbonates, nitrates, nitrites, phosphates, formates, acetates, propionates, citrates, maleates, tartrates, succinates, oxalates, lactates, and mixtures thereof. In a preferred embodiment the salt is selected from the group consisting of sodium chloride, calcium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium sulfate, potassium sulfate, sodium acetate, potassium acetate, sodium formate, potassium formate, calcium lactate, calcium nitrate and mixtures thereof. Most preferred are salts selected from the group consisting of calcium chloride, potassium chloride, potassium sulfate, sodium acetate, potassium acetate, sodium formate, potassium formate, calcium lactate, calcium nitrate, and mixtures thereof, and in particular potassium salts selected from the group of potassium chloride, potassium sulfate, potassium acetate, potassium formate, potassium propionate, potassium lactate and mixtures thereof. Most preferred are potassium acetate and potassium chloride. Preferred calcium salts are calcium formate, calcium lactate and calcium nitrate including calcium nitrate tetrahydrate. Calcium and sodium formate salts may be preferred. These cations are present at at least about 0.01 wt%, preferably at least about 0.03 wt%, more preferably at least about 0.05 wt%, most preferably at least about 0.25 wt% up to about 2 wt% or even up to about 1 wt% by weight of the total composition. These salts are formulated from about 0.1 to about 5 wt%, preferably from about 0.2 to about 4 wt%, more preferably from about 0.3 to about 3 wt%, most preferably from about 0.5 to about 2 wt% relative to the total weight of the composition. Further enzyme stabilizers can be selected from the group (b) carbohydrates selected from the group consisting of oligosaccharides, polysaccharides and mixtures thereof, such as a monosaccharide glycerate as described in WO201219844; (c) mass efficient reversible protease inhibitors selected from the group consisting of phenyl boronic acid and derivatives thereof, preferably 4-formyl phenylboronic acid; (d) alcohols such as 1,2-propane diol, propylene glycol; (e) peptide aldehyde stabilizers such as tripeptide aldehydes such as Cbz-Gly-Ala-Tyr-H, or disubstituted alaninamide; (f) carboxylic acids such as phenyl alkyl dicarboxylic acid as described in WO2012/19849 or multiply substituted benzyl carboxylic acid comprising a carboxyl group on at least two carbon atoms of the benzyl radical such as described in WO2012/19848, phthaloyl glutamine acid, phthaloyl asparagine acid, aminophthalic acid and/or an oligoamino-biphenyl-oligocarboxylic acid; and ; (g) mixtures thereof. An example of a suitable mixture comprises: (1) reversible protease inhibitors such as a boron containing compound; (2) 1-2 propane diol; (3) calcium formate and/or sodium formate; and (4) any combination thereof.

    [0071] If the cleaning composition of the present invention is provided in a powder form, it may also be especially preferred for the powder to comprise low levels, or even be essentially free, of builder. The term "essentially free" means that the composition "comprises no deliberately added" amount of that ingredient. In a preferred embodiment, the cleaning composition of the present invention comprises no builder.

    Additional Enzymes



    [0072] Suitable additional enzymes include protease such as metalloprotease or alkaline serine protease, such as subtilisin, amylase, lipase, cellulase, mannanase, pectinase, DNAse, oxidoreductase, peroxidases, lipases, phospholipases, cellobiohydrolases, cellobiose dehydrogenases, esterases, cutinases, pectinases, pectate lyases, keratinases, reductases, oxidases, phenoloxidases, lipoxygenases, ligninases, pullulanases, tannases, pentosanases, glucanases, arabinosidases, hyaluronidase, chondroitinase, laccases, amylases, and mixtures thereof.

    [0073] Preferred compositions of the invention comprise one or more enzymes selected from lipases, proteases, cellulases, amylases and any combination thereof.

    [0074] Each additional enzyme is typically present in an amount from 0.0001 to 1 wt% (weight of active protein) more preferably from 0.0005 to 0.5 wt%, most preferably 0.005-0.1%). It may be particularly preferred for the compositions of the present invention to additionally comprise a lipase enzyme. Lipases break down fatty ester soils into fatty acids which are then acted upon by the fatty acid-transforming enzyme into suds neutral or suds boosting agents. Suitable lipases include those of bacterial, fungal or synthetic origin, and variants thereof. Chemically modified or protein engineered mutants are also suitable. Examples of suitable lipases include lipases from Humicola (synonym Thermomyces), e.g., from H. lanuginosa (T. lanuginosus).

    [0075] The lipase may be a "first cycle lipase", e.g. such as those described in WO06/090335 and WO13/116261. In one aspect, the lipase is a first-wash lipase, preferably a variant of the wild-type lipase from Thermomyces lanuginosus comprising T231R and/or N233R mutations. Preferred lipases include those sold under the tradenames Lipex®, Lipolex® and Lipoclean® by Novozymes, Bagsvaerd, Denmark.

    [0076] Other suitable lipases include: Liprl 139, e.g. as described in WO2013/171241; and TfuLip2, e.g. as described in WO2011/084412 and WO2013/033318.

    [0077] It may be particularly preferred for the compositions of the present invention to additionally comprise a protease enzyme. Since oleic acid and other foam suppressing fatty acids are present in body soils or even human skin, as protease enzyme acts as a skin care agent, or breaks down proteinaceous soils, fatty acids released are broken down, preventing suds suppression. Suitable proteases include metalloproteases and/or serine proteases. Examples of suitable neutral or alkaline proteases include: subtilisins (EC 3.4.21.62); trypsin-type or chymotrypsin-type proteases; and metalloproteases. The suitable proteases include chemically or genetically modified mutants of the aforementioned suitable proteases.

    [0078] Suitable commercially available protease enzymes include those sold under the trade names Alcalase®, Savinase®, Primase®, Durazym®, Polarzyme®, Kannase®, Liquanase®, Liquanase Ultra®, Savinase Ultra®, Ovozyme®, Neutrase®, Everlase® and Esperase® by Novozymes A/S (Denmark), those sold under the tradename Maxatase®, Maxacal®, Maxapem®, Preferenz P® series of proteases including Preferenz® P280, Preferenz® P281, Preferenz® P2018-C, Preferenz® P2081-WE, Preferenz® P2082-EE and Preferenz® P2083-A/J, Properase®, Purafect®, Purafect Prime®, Purafect Ox®, FN3®, FN4®, Excellase® and Purafect OXP® by DuPont, those sold under the tradename Opticlean® and Optimase® by Solvay Enzymes, those available from Henkel/ Kemira, namely BLAP (sequence shown in Figure 29 of US 5,352,604 with the folowing mutations S99D + S101 R + S103A + V104I + G159S, hereinafter referred to as BLAP), BLAP R (BLAP with S3T + V4I + V199M + V205I + L217D), BLAP X (BLAP with S3T + V4I + V205I) and BLAP F49 (BLAP with S3T + V4I + A194P + V199M + V205I + L217D) - all from Henkel/Kemira; and KAP (Bacillus alkalophilus subtilisin with mutations A230V + S256G + S259N) from Kao.

    [0079] A suitable protease is described in WO11/140316 and WO11/072117.

    [0080] It may be particularly preferred for the compositions of the present invention to additionally comprise an amylase enzyme. Since oily soils are commonly entrapped in starchy soils, the amylase and the fatty acid transforming enzymes work synergistically together: fatty acid soils are released by breakdown of starchy soils with amylase, thus, the fatty acid transforming enzyme is particularly effective in ensuring there is no negative impact on suds in the wash liquor. Preferred amylases are derived from AA560 alpha amylase endogenous to Bacillus sp. DSM 12649, preferably having the following mutations: R118K, D183*, G184*, N195F, R320K, and/or R458K. Suitable commercially available amylases include Stainzyme®, Stainzyme® Plus, Natalase, Termamyl®, Termamyl® Ultra, Liquezyme® SZ, Duramyl®, Everest® (all Novozymes) and Spezyme® AA, Preferenz S® series of amylases, Purastar® and Purastar® Ox Am, Optisize® HT Plus (all Du Pont). A suitable amylase is described in WO06/002643.

    [0081] It may be particularly preferred for the compositions of the present invention to additionally comprise a cellulase enzyme. Suitable cellulases include those of bacterial or fungal origin. Chemically modified or protein engineered mutants are also suitable. Suitable cellulases include cellulases from the genera Bacillus, Pseudomonas, Humicola, Fusarium, Thielavia, Acremonium, e.g., the fungal cellulases produced from Humicola insolens, Myceliophthora thermophila and Fusarium oxysporum.

    [0082] Commercially available cellulases include Celluzyme®, Carezyme®, and Carezyme® Premium, Celluclean® and Whitezyme® (Novozymes A/S), Revitalenz® series of enzymes (Du Pont), and Biotouch® series of enzymes (AB Enzymes). Suitable commercially available cellulases include Carezyme® Premium, Celluclean® Classic. Suitable cellulases are described in WO07/144857 and WO10/056652.

    Chelant



    [0083] The detergent composition herein typically comprises a chelant at a level of from 0.1% to 20%, preferably from 0.2% to 5%, more preferably from 0.2% to 3% by weight of total composition.

    [0084] As commonly understood in the detergent field, chelation herein means the binding or complexation of a bi- or multidentate ligand. These ligands, which are often organic compounds, are called chelants, chelators, chelating agents, and/or sequestering agent. Chelating agents form multiple bonds with a single metal ion. Chelants, are chemicals that form soluble, complex molecules with certain metal ions, inactivating the ions so that they cannot normally react with other elements or ions to produce precipitates or scale, or forming encrustations on soils turning them harder to be removed. The ligand forms a chelate complex with the substrate. The term is reserved for complexes in which the metal ion is bound to two or more atoms of the chelant. Suitable chelating agents can be selected from the group consisting of amino carboxylates, amino phosphonates, polycarboxylate chelating agents and mixtures thereof.

    [0085] Preferred chelants for use herein are the amino acids based chelants and preferably glutamic-N,N- diacetic acid (GLDA), methylglycine-N,N-diacetic acid (MGDA), and derivatives, and/or phosphonate based chelants and preferably diethylenetriamine penta methylphosphonic acid or hydroxyethyldiphosphonic acid. GLDA (salts and derivatives thereof) is especially preferred according to the invention, with the tetrasodium salt thereof being especially preferred.

    [0086] Other chelants include homopolymers and copolymers of polycarboxylic acids and their partially or completely neutralized salts, monomeric polycarboxylic acids and hydroxycarboxylic acids and their salts. Suitable polycarboxylic acids are acyclic, alicyclic, heterocyclic and aromatic carboxylic acids, in which case they contain at least two carboxyl groups which are in each case separated from one another by, preferably, no more than two carbon atoms. A suitable hydroxycarboxylic acid is, for example, citric acid. Another suitable polycarboxylic acid is the homopolymer of acrylic acid. Preferred are the polycarboxylates end capped with sulfonates.

    Solvents



    [0087] When the cleaning composition is in the form of a liquid detergent composition, particularly a laundry or liquid dishwashing detergent it may further comprise one or more organic solvents, which can be present in an amount ranging from about 1 wt% to about 80 wt%, preferably 5 wt% to about 70 wt%, more preferably from about 10wt% to about 60 wt%, even more preferably from about 15 wt% to about 50 wt%, and most preferably from about 20 wt% to about 45 wt%, by total weight of the composition. Preferably the composition comprises cleaning solvents, especially when the composition is a dishwashing composition.

    Cleaning solvents



    [0088] The liquid compositions of the present invention may comprise a grease cleaning solvent, or mixtures thereof as a highly preferred optional ingredient. Suitable solvent is selected from the group consisting of : ethers and diethers having from 4 to 14 carbon atoms, preferably from 6 to 12 carbon atoms, and more preferably from 8 to 10 carbon atoms; glycols or alkoxylated glycols; alkoxylated aromatic alcohols; aromatic alcohols; alkoxylated aliphatic alcohols; aliphatic alcohols; C8-C14 alkyl and cycloalkyl hydrocarbons and halohydrocarbons; C6-C16 glycol ethers; alkanolamines; terpenes and mixtures thereof. Typically, the liquid composition herein may comprise up to 30%, preferably from 1% to 25%, more preferably from 1%to 20% and most preferably from 2%to 10% by weight of the total composition of said solvent or mixture thereof.

    [0089] Because phase separation is a constant challenge for liquid detergent compositions, especially when the salt content in such compositions is high, the solvent system of the present invention is particularly designed to minimize the risk of phase separation. Specifically, the solvent system of the present invention is composed mostly of diols, such as ethylene glycol, diethylene glycol, propylene glycol, dipropylene glycol, butylene glycol, pentanediols, and combinations thereof. The diols are present in the liquid detergent composition of the present invention in a total amount ranging from about 2 wt% to about 50 wt%. Preferably, the composition contains ethylene, diethylene glycol, and/or propylene glycol in a total amount ranging from about 5 wt% to about 40 wt%. More preferably, the composition contains propylene glycol in the amount ranging from about 15 wt% to about 35 wt%. Other organic solvents may also be present, which include, but are not limited to: methanol, ethanol, glycerin, sodium cumene sulfonate, potassium cumene sulfonate, ammonium cumene sulfonate, sodium toluene sulfonate, potassium toluene sulfonate, sodium xylene sulfonate, potassium xylene sulfonate, ammonium xylene sulfonate, or mixtures thereof. Other lower alcohols, such C1-C4 alkanolamines, e.g., monoethanolamine and/or triethanolamine, may also be used. In a particularly preferred embodiment of the present invention, the liquid detergent compositions of the present invention also contain from about 5 wt% to about 20 wt%, preferably from 6 wt% to 18 wt%, more preferably from 8 wt% to 16 wt% of glycerin in addition to the diol(s).

    [0090] The liquid detergent composition of the present invention preferably contains water in combination with the above-mentioned organic solvent(s) as carrier(s). In some embodiments, water is present in the liquid detergent compositions of the present invention in the amount ranging from about 20 wt% to about 90 wt%, preferably from about 25 wt% to 80 wt%, and more preferably from about 30 wt% to about 70 wt%. In other embodiments, water is absent and the composition is anhydrous. Highly preferred compositions afforded by the present invention are clear, isotropic liquids.
    The liquid detergent composition as described herein above may also contain an external structurant, which may be present in an amount ranging from about 0.001% to about 1.0%, preferably from about 0.05% to about 0.5%, more preferably from about 0.1% to about 0.3% by total weight of the composition. Suitable external structurants include those described, for example, in US2007/169741 and US2005/0203213. Particularly preferred external structurants for the practice of the present invention are selected from hydrogenated castor oil, which is also referred to as trihydroxylstearin and is commercially available under the tradename Thixin®, and optionally modified natural fibres such as citrus fibres.

    [0091] The balance of the cleaning composition of the present invention typically contains from about 5 wt% to about 70 wt%, or about 10 wt% to about 60 wt% adjunct ingredients.

    [0092] Suitable adjunct ingredients for laundry detergent products include: builders, chelating agents, dye transfer inhibiting agents, dispersants, rheology modifiers, catalytic materials, bleach activators, hydrogen peroxide, sources of hydrogen peroxide, preformed peracids, polymeric dispersing agents, clay soil removal/anti-redeposition agents, brighteners, suds suppressors, dyes, photobleaches, structure elasticizing agents, fabric softeners, carriers, hydrotropes, processing aids, solvents, hueing agents, anti-microbial agents, free perfume oils, pungent agents, aversive agents, emetic agents, bittering agents and/or pigments. In addition to the disclosure below, suitable examples of such other adjunct ingredients and levels of use are found in U.S. Patents Nos. 5,576,282, 6,306,812, and 6,326,348. The precise nature of these adjunct ingredients and the levels thereof in the liquid laundry detergent composition will depend on factors like the specific type of the composition and the nature of the cleaning operation for which it is to be used.

    [0093] Suitable adjunct ingredients for dish detergent products include: builders, chelants, conditioning polymers, cleaning polymers, surface modifying polymers, soil flocculating polymers, structurants, emollients, humectants, skin rejuvenating actives, carboxylic acids, scrubbing particles, bleach and bleach activators, perfumes, malodor control agents, pigments, dyes, opacifiers, beads, pearlescent particles, microcapsules, organic and inorganic cations such as alkaline earth metals such as Ca/Mg-ions and diamines, antibacterial agents, preservatives and pH adjusters and buffering means.

    [0094] When the composition comprises a solid free-flowing particulate detergent composition preferably comprises a fully formulated laundry detergent composition, not a portion thereof such as a spray-dried, extruded or agglomerate particle that only forms part of the laundry detergent composition. Typically, the solid composition comprises a plurality of chemically different particles, such as spray-dried base detergent particles and/or agglomerated base detergent particles and/or extruded base detergent particles, in combination with one or more, typically two or more, or five or more, or even ten or more particles selected from: surfactant particles, including surfactant agglomerates, surfactant extrudates, surfactant needles, surfactant noodles, surfactant flakes; phosphate particles; zeolite particles; silicate salt particles, especially sodium silicate particles; carbonate salt particles, especially sodium carbonate particles; polymer particles such as carboxylate polymer particles, cellulosic polymer particles, starch particles, polyester particles, polyamine particles, terephthalate polymer particles, polyethylene glycol particles; aesthetic particles such as coloured noodles, needles, lamellae particles and ring particles; enzyme particles such as protease granulates, amylase granulates, lipase granulates, cellulase granulates, mannanase granulates, pectate lyase granulates, xyloglucanase granulates, bleaching enzyme granulates and co- granulates of any of these enzymes, preferably these enzyme granulates comprise sodium sulphate; bleach particles, such as percarbonate particles, especially coated percarbonate particles, such as percarbonate coated with carbonate salt, sulphate salt, silicate salt, borosilicate salt, or any combination thereof, perborate particles, bleach activator particles such as tetra acetyl ethylene diamine particles and/or alkyl oxybenzene sulphonate particles, bleach catalyst particles such as transition metal catalyst particles, and/or isoquinolinium bleach catalyst particles, pre-formed peracid particles, especially coated pre-formed peracid particles; filler particles such as sulphate salt particles and chloride particles; clay particles such as montmorillonite particles and particles of clay and silicone; flocculant particles such as polyethylene oxide particles; wax particles such as wax agglomerates; silicone particles, brightener particles; dye transfer inhibition particles; dye fixative particles; perfume particles such as perfume microcapsules and starch encapsulated perfume accord particles, or pro-perfume particles such as Schiff base reaction product particles; hueing dye particles; chelant particles such as chelant agglomerates; and any combination thereof.

    Polymers



    [0095] Carboxylate polymer: The composition may comprise a carboxylate polymer, such as a maleate/acrylate random copolymer or polyacrylate homopolymer. Suitable carboxylate polymers include: polyacrylate homopolymers having a molecular weight of from 4,000 Da to 9,000 Da; maleate/acrylate random copolymers having a molecular weight of from 50,000 Da to 100,000 Da, or from 60,000 Da to 80,000 Da.

    [0096] Another suitable carboxylate polymer is a co-polymer that comprises: (i) from 50 to less than 98 wt% structural units derived from one or more monomers comprising carboxyl groups; (ii) from 1 to less than 49 wt% structural units derived from one or more monomers comprising sulfonate moieties; and (iii) from 1 to 49 wt% structural units derived from one or more types of monomers selected from ether bond-containing monomers represented by formulas (I) and (II):

    wherein in formula (I), R0 represents a hydrogen atom or CH3 group, R represents a CH2 group, CH2CH2 group or single bond, X represents a number 0-5 provided X represents a number 1-5 when R is a single bond, and R1 is a hydrogen atom or C1 to C20 organic group;



    wherein in formula (II), R0 represents a hydrogen atom or CH3 group, R represents a CH2 group, CH2CH2 group or single bond, X represents a number 0-5, and R1 is a hydrogen atom or C1 to C20 organic group.
    It may be preferred that the polymer has a weight average molecular weight of at least 50kDa, or even at least 70kDa.
    Soil release polymer: The composition may comprise a soil release polymer. A suitable soil release polymer has a structure as defined by one of the following structures (I), (II) or (III):

            (I)     -[(OCHR1-CHR2)aO-OC-Ar-CO-]d

            (II)     -[(OCHR3-CHR4)b-O-OC-sAr-CO-]e

            (III)     -[(OCHR5-CHR6)c-OR7]f

    wherein:

    a, b and c are from 1 to 200;

    d, e and f are from 1 to 50;

    Ar is a 1,4-substituted phenylene;

    sAr is 1,3-substituted phenylene substituted in position 5 with SO3Me;

    Me is Li, K, Mg/2, Ca/2, Al/3, ammonium, mono-, di-, tri-, or tetraalkylammonium wherein the alkyl groups are C1-C18 alkyl or C2-C10 hydroxyalkyl, or mixtures thereof;

    R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 are independently selected from H or C1-C18 n- or iso-alkyl; and

    R7 is a linear or branched C1-C18 alkyl, or a linear or branched C2-C30 alkenyl, or a cycloalkyl group with 5 to 9 carbon atoms, or a C8-C30 aryl group, or a C6-C30 arylalkyl group.

    Suitable soil release polymers are sold by Clariant under the TexCare® series of polymers, e.g. TexCare® SRN240 and TexCare® SRA300. Other suitable soil release polymers are sold by Solvay under the Repel-o-Tex® series of polymers, e.g. Repel-o-Tex® SF2 and Repel-o-Tex® Crystal.
    Anti-redeposition polymer: Suitable anti-redeposition polymers include polyethylene glycol polymers and/or polyethyleneimine polymers.

    [0097] Suitable polyethylene glycol polymers include random graft co-polymers comprising: (i) hydrophilic backbone comprising polyethylene glycol; and (ii) hydrophobic side chain(s) selected from the group consisting of: C4-C25 alkyl group, polypropylene, polybutylene, vinyl ester of a saturated C1-C6 mono-carboxylic acid, C1-C6 alkyl ester of acrylic or methacrylic acid, and mixtures thereof. Suitable polyethylene glycol polymers have a polyethylene glycol backbone with random grafted polyvinyl acetate side chains. The average molecular weight of the polyethylene glycol backbone can be in the range of from 2,000 Da to 20,000 Da, or from 4,000 Da to 8,000 Da. The molecular weight ratio of the polyethylene glycol backbone to the polyvinyl acetate side chains can be in the range of from 1:1 to 1:5, or from 1:1.2 to 1:2. The average number of graft sites per ethylene oxide units can be less than 1, or less than 0.8, the average number of graft sites per ethylene oxide units can be in the range of from 0.5 to 0.9, or the average number of graft sites per ethylene oxide units can be in the range of from 0.1 to 0.5, or from 0.2 to 0.4. A suitable polyethylene glycol polymer is Sokalan HP22. Suitable polyethylene glycol polymers are described in WO08/007320.
    Cellulosic polymer: Suitable cellulosic polymers are selected from alkyl cellulose, alkyl alkoxyalkyl cellulose, carboxyalkyl cellulose, alkyl carboxyalkyl cellulose, sulphoalkyl cellulose, more preferably selected from carboxymethyl cellulose, methyl cellulose, methyl hydroxyethyl cellulose, methyl carboxymethyl cellulose, and mixures thereof.

    [0098] Suitable carboxymethyl celluloses have a degree of carboxymethyl substitution from 0.5 to 0.9 and a molecular weight from 100,000 Da to 300,000 Da.
    Suitable carboxymethyl celluloses have a degree of substitution greater than 0.65 and a degree of blockiness greater than 0.45, e.g. as described in WO09/154933.
    Care polymers: Suitable care polymers include cellulosic polymers that are cationically modified or hydrophobically modified. Such modified cellulosic polymers can provide anti-abrasion benefits and dye lock benefits to fabric during the laundering cycle. Suitable cellulosic polymers include cationically modified hydroxyethyl cellulose.

    [0099] Other suitable care polymers include dye lock polymers, for example the condensation oligomer produced by the condensation of imidazole and epichlorhydrin, preferably in ratio of 1:4:1. A suitable commercially available dye lock polymer is Polyquart® FDI (Cognis).

    [0100] Other suitable care polymers include amino-silicone, which can provide fabric feel benefits and fabric shape retention benefits.
    Bleach: Suitable bleach includes sources of hydrogen peroxide, bleach activators, bleach catalysts, pre-formed peracids and any combination thereof. A particularly suitable bleach includes a combination of a source of hydrogen peroxide with a bleach activator and/or a bleach catalyst.
    Source of hydrogen peroxide: Suitable sources of hydrogen peroxide include sodium perborate and/or sodium percarbonate.
    Bleach activator: Suitable bleach activators include tetra acetyl ethylene diamine and/or alkyl oxybenzene sulphonate.
    Bleach catalyst: The composition may comprise a bleach catalyst. Suitable bleach catalysts include oxaziridinium bleach catalysts, transistion metal bleach catalysts, especially manganese and iron bleach catalysts. A suitable bleach catalyst has a structure corresponding to general formula below:

    wherein R13 is selected from the group consisting of 2-ethylhexyl, 2-propylheptyl, 2-butyloctyl, 2-pentylnonyl, 2-hexyldecyl, n-dodecyl, n-tetradecyl, n-hexadecyl, n-octadecyl, iso-nonyl, isodecyl, iso-tridecyl and iso-pentadecyl.
    Pre-formed peracid: Suitable pre-form peracids include phthalimido-peroxycaproic acid. Brightener: Suitable fluorescent brighteners include: di-styryl biphenyl compounds, e.g. Tinopal® CBS-X, di-amino stilbene di-sulfonic acid compounds, e.g. Tinopal® DMS pure Xtra and Blankophor® HRH, and Pyrazoline compounds, e.g. Blankophor® SN, and coumarin compounds, e.g. Tinopal® SWN.
    Preferred brighteners are: sodium 2 (4-styryl-3-sulfophenyl)-2H-napthol[1,2-d]triazole, disodium 4,4'-bis{[(4-anilino-6-(N methyl-N-2 hydroxyethyl)amino 1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)];amino}stilbene-2-2' disulfonate, disodium 4,4'-bis{[(4-anilino-6-morpholino-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)]amino}stilbene-2-2' disulfonate, and disodium 4,4'- bis(2-sulfostyryl)biphenyl. A suitable fluorescent brightener is C.I. Fluorescent Brightener 260, which may be used in its beta or alpha crystalline forms, or a mixture of these forms.
    Hueing agent: Suitable hueing agents include small molecule dyes, typically falling into the Colour Index (C.I.) classifications of Acid, Direct, Basic, Reactive (including hydrolysed forms thereof) or Solvent or Disperse dyes, for example classified as Blue, Violet, Red, Green or Black, and provide the desired shade either alone or in combination. Preferred such hueing agents include Acid Violet 50, Direct Violet 9, 66 and 99, Solvent Violet 13 and any combination thereof.

    [0101] Many hueing agents are known and described in the art which may be suitable for the present invention, such as hueing agents described in WO2014/089386.

    [0102] Suitable hueing agents include phthalocyanine and azo dye conjugates, such as described in WO2009/069077.

    [0103] Suitable hueing agents may be alkoxylated. Such alkoxylated compounds may be produced by organic synthesis that may produce a mixture of molecules having different degrees of alkoxylation. Such mixtures may be used directly to provide the hueing agent, or may undergo a purification step to increase the proportion of the target molecule. Suitable hueing agents include alkoxylated bis-azo dyes, such as described in WO2012/054835, and/or alkoxylated thiophene azo dyes, such as described in WO2008/087497 and WO2012/166768.

    [0104] The hueing agent may be incorporated into the detergent composition as part of a reaction mixture which is the result of the organic synthesis for a dye molecule, with optional purification step(s). Such reaction mixtures generally comprise the dye molecule itself and in addition may comprise un-reacted starting materials and/or by-products of the organic synthesis route. Suitable hueing agents can be incorporated into hueing dye particles, such as described in WO 2009/069077.
    Dye transfer inhibitors: Suitable dye transfer inhibitors include polyamine N-oxide polymers, copolymers of N-vinylpyrrolidone and N-vinylimidazole, polyvinylpyrrolidone, polyvinyloxazolidone, polyvinylimidazole and mixtures thereof. Preferred are poly(vinyl pyrrolidone), poly(vinylpyridine betaine), poly(vinylpyridine N-oxide), poly(vinyl pyrrolidone-vinyl imidazole) and mixtures thereof. Suitable commercially available dye transfer inhibitors include PVP-K15 and K30 (Ashland), Sokalan® HP165, HP50, HP53, HP59, HP56K, HP56, HP66 (BASF), Chromabond® S-400, S403E and S-100 (Ashland).
    Perfume: Suitable perfumes comprise perfume materials selected from the group: (a) perfume materials having a ClogP of less than 3.0 and a boiling point of less than 250°C (quadrant 1 perfume materials); (b) perfume materials having a ClogP of less than 3.0 and a boiling point of 250°C or greater (quadrant 2 perfume materials); (c) perfume materials having a ClogP of 3.0 or greater and a boiling point of less than 250°C (quadrant 3 perfume materials); (d) perfume materials having a ClogP of 3.0 or greater and a boiling point of 250°C or greater (quadrant 4 perfume materials); and (e) mixtures thereof.

    [0105] It may be preferred for the perfume to be in the form of a perfume delivery technology. Such delivery technologies further stabilize and enhance the deposition and release of perfume materials from the laundered fabric. Such perfume delivery technologies can also be used to further increase the longevity of perfume release from the laundered fabric. Suitable perfume delivery technologies include: perfume microcapsules, pro-perfumes, polymer assisted deliveries, molecule assisted deliveries, fiber assisted deliveries, amine assisted deliveries, cyclodextrin, starch encapsulated accord, zeolite and other inorganic carriers, and any mixture thereof. A suitable perfume microcapsule is described in WO2009/101593.

    [0106] A preferred detergent composition is preferably a manual dishwashing detergent, preferably in liquid form. It typically contains from 30% to 95%, preferably from 40% to 90%, more preferably from 50% to 85% by weight of a liquid carrier in which the other essential and optional components are dissolved, dispersed or suspended. One preferred component of the liquid carrier is water.

    [0107] Preferably the pH of the detergent is adjusted to between 3 and 14, more preferably between 4 and 13, more preferably between 6 and 12 and most preferably between 8 and 10. The pH of the detergent can be adjusted using pH modifying ingredients known in the art.

    [0108] All percentages and ratios given for enzymes are based on active protein. All percentages and ratios herein are calculated by weight unless otherwise indicated. All percentages and ratios are calculated based on the total composition unless otherwise indicated. It should be understood that every maximum numerical limitation given throughout this specification includes every lower numerical limitation, as if such lower numerical limitations were expressly written herein. Every minimum numerical limitation given throughout this specification will include every higher numerical limitation, as if such higher numerical limitations were expressly written herein. Every numerical range given throughout this specification will include every narrower numerical range that falls within such broader numerical range, as if such narrower numerical ranges were all expressly written herein.

    SEQUENCE LISTING



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    Claims

    1. Use of a detergent composition comprising a fatty acid-transforming enzyme to impart increased suds longevity in a manual dishwashing process, wherein the enzyme is selected from EC 3.1.1.4, EC 3.1.1.5 (phospholipase A2 and lysophospholipase, respectively) and EC 3.1.1.32 (phospholipase A1).
     
    2. Use according to claim 1 wherein the enzyme is selected from EC 3.1.1.4 (phospholipase A2).
     
    3. Use according to claim 1 or claim 2 wherein the detergent composition additionally comprises a surfactant system, said surfactant system comprising one or a mixture of more than one surfactants, preferably the surfactant system is present in an amount from 5 to 80 wt % of the composition and preferably the surfactant system comprises an anionic surfactant.
     
    4. Use according to any preceding claim wherein the fatty acid-transforming enzyme is present in the composition in an amount of from 0.0001 wt% to 1 wt% based on active protein, preferably from 0.001 to 0.2 wt%.
     
    5. Use according to any preceding claim wherein the fatty acid-transforming enzyme is used at a concentration of 0.005 ppm to 3.0 ppm, preferably at a concentration of 0.02 ppm to 0.5 ppm based on active protein, in an aqueous wash liquor in the manual dishwashing process.
     
    6. Use according to any preceding claim wherein the detergent composition comprises a surfactant system, said surfactant composition comprising a non-ionic surfactant.
     
    7. Use according to any preceding claim wherein the detergent composition comprises a surfactant system, said surfactant system comprising an amphoteric and/or a zwitterionic surfactant, preferably in addition to an anionic surfactant and preferably wherein the anionic surfactant and the amphoteric and/or the zwitterionic surfactant are in a weight ratio of less than 9:1, more preferably from 5:1 to 1:1, more preferably from 4:1 to 2:1.
     
    8. Use according to claim 7 wherein the amphoteric surfactant comprises an amine oxide surfactant and the zwitterionic surfactant comprises a betaine surfactant.
     
    9. Use according to any preceding claim additionally comprising an enzyme stabilizer selected from the group of chemical and physical stabilisers, wherein a physical stabiliser may comprise encapsulated enzyme.
     
    10. Use according to any preceding claim wherein the detergent composition comprises chelant, preferably selected from amino carboxylate or amino phosphonate chelant, preferably MGDA, GLDA and mixtures thereof.
     
    11. Use according to any preceding claim wherein the detergent composition comprises an additional enzyme selected from the group comprising amylase, lipase, protease and cellulase.
     
    12. Use according to any preceding claim wherein the detergent composition has a pH of between 3 and 14, preferably between 4 and 13, more preferably between 6 and 12, most preferably between 8 and 10.
     
    13. A method of promoting suds longevity in a manual dishwashing process for washing soiled articles, preferably dishware, comprising the step of: delivering a composition comprising a fatty acid-transforming enzyme to a volume of water to form a wash liquor and immersing the soiled articles, preferably dishware or fabric in the liquor, wherein the fatty acid transforming enzyme is selected from E.C. classification numbers EC 3.1.1.4, EC 3.1.1.5 (phospholipase A2 and lysophospholipase, respectively) and EC 3.1.1.32 (phospholipase A1), and mixtures thereof.
     
    14. A method according to claim 13 wherein the manual dishwashing process comprises delivering the composition directly onto the soiled articles, preferably dishware or onto a cleaning implement and using the cleaning implement to clean the ware.
     
    15. A method according to claim 13 or 14 wherein the enzyme is selected from EC 3.1.1.4 (phospholipase A2).
     


    Ansprüche

    1. Verwendung einer Waschmittelzusammensetzung, die ein fettsäuretransformierendes Enzym umfasst, um eine erhöhte Schaumlanglebigkeit in einem manuellen Geschirrspülvorgang zu verleihen, wobei das Enzym ausgewählt ist aus EC 3.1.1.4, EC 3.1.1.5 (Phospholipase A2 bzw. Lysophospholipase) und EC 3.1.1.32 (Phospholipase A1).
     
    2. Verwendung nach Anspruch 1, wobei das Enzym ausgewählt ist aus EC 3.1.1.4. (Phospholipase A2).
     
    3. Verwendung nach Anspruch 1 oder Anspruch 2, wobei die Waschmittelzusammensetzung zusätzlich ein Tensidsystem umfasst, wobei das Tensidsystem ein oder eine Mischung von mehr als einem Tensid umfasst, wobei das Tensidsystem vorzugsweise in einer Menge von 5 bis 80 Gew.-% der Zusammensetzung vorliegt und das Tensidsystem vorzugsweise ein anionisches Tensid umfasst.
     
    4. Verwendung nach einem der vorstehenden Ansprüche, wobei das fettsäuretransformierende Enzym in der Zusammensetzung in einer Menge von 0,0001 Gew.-% bis 1 Gew.-% bezogen auf aktives Protein, vorzugsweise von 0,001 bis 0,2 Gew.-%, vorliegt.
     
    5. Verwendung nach einem der vorstehenden Ansprüche, wobei das fettsäuretransformierende Enzym in einer Konzentration von 0,005 ppm bis 3,0 ppm, vorzugsweise in einer Konzentration von 0,02 ppm bis 0,5 ppm bezogen auf aktives Protein in einer wässrigen Waschflotte in dem manuellen Geschirrspülvorgang verwendet wird.
     
    6. Verwendung nach einem der vorstehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Waschmittelzusammensetzung ein Tensidsystem umfasst, wobei die Tensidzusammensetzung ein nichtionisches Tensid umfasst.
     
    7. Verwendung nach einem der vorstehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Tensidzusammensetzung ein Tensidsystem umfasst, das Tensidsystem ein amphoteres und/oder ein zwitterionisches Tensid umfasst, vorzugsweise zusätzlich zu einem anionischen Tensid, und wobei das anionische Tensid und das amphotere und/oder das zwitterionische Tensid vorzugsweise in einem Gewichtsverhältnis von weniger als 9:1, mehr bevorzugt von 5:1 bis 1:1, mehr bevorzugt von 4:1 bis 2:1 vorliegen.
     
    8. Verwendung nach Anspruch 7, wobei das amphotere Tensid ein Aminoxidtensid umfasst und das zwitterionische Tensid ein Betaintensid umfasst.
     
    9. Verwendung nach einem der vorstehenden Ansprüche, zusätzlich umfassend einen Enzymstabilisator, ausgewählt aus der Gruppe von chemischen und physikalischen Stabilisatoren, wobei ein physikalischer Stabilisator verkapseltes Enzym umfassen kann.
     
    10. Verwendung nach einem der vorstehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Waschmittelzusammensetzung Chelant umfasst, vorzugsweise ausgewählt aus Aminocarboxylat- oder Aminophosphonatchelant, vorzugsweise MGDA, GLDA und Mischungen davon.
     
    11. Verwendung nach einem der vorstehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Waschmittelzusammensetzung ein zusätzliches Enzym umfasst, ausgewählt aus der Gruppe umfassend Amylase, Lipase, Protease und Cellulase.
     
    12. Verwendung nach einem der vorstehenden Ansprüche, wobei die Waschmittelzusammensetzung einen pH-Wert zwischen 3 und 14, vorzugsweise zwischen 4 und 13, mehr bevorzugt zwischen 6 und 12, am meisten bevorzugt zwischen 8 und 10 aufweist.
     
    13. Verfahren zum Fördern der Schaumlanglebigkeit in einem manuellen Geschirrspülvorgang zum Abwaschen von verschmutzten Gegenständen, vorzugsweise Geschirr, umfassend den Schritt: Abgeben einer Zusammensetzung, die ein fettsäuretransformierendes Enzym umfasst, auf ein Volumen von Wasser, um eine Waschflotte zu bilden, und Eintauchen der verschmutzten Gegenstände, vorzugsweise Geschirr oder Stoff, in die Flotte, wobei das fettsäuretransformierende Enzym ausgewählt ist aus E.C.-Klassifizierungsnummern EC 3.1.1.4, EC 3.1.1.5 (Phospholipase A2 bzw. Lysophospholipase) und EC 3.1.1.32 (Phospholipase A1) und Mischungen davon.
     
    14. Verfahren nach Anspruch 13, wobei der manuelle Geschirrspülvorgang das Abgeben der Zusammensetzung direkt auf die verschmutzten Gegenstände, vorzugsweise Geschirr, oder auf eine Reinigungsvorrichtung und das Verwenden der Reinigungsvorrichtung zum Reinigen des Geschirrs umfasst.
     
    15. Verfahren nach Anspruch 13 oder 14, wobei das Enzym ausgewählt ist aus EC 3.1.1.4 (Phospholipase A2).
     


    Revendications

    1. Utilisation d'une composition détergente comprenant une enzyme de transformation d'acide gras pour communiquer une longévité de mousse accrue dans un processus de lavage manuel de la vaisselle, dans laquelle l'enzyme est choisie parmi EC 3.1.1.4, EC 3.1.1.5 (phospholipase A2 et lysophospholipase, respectivement) et EC 3.1.1.32 (phospholipase A1).
     
    2. Utilisation selon la revendication 1 dans laquelle l'enzyme est choisie parmi EC 3.1.1.4 (phospholipase A2).
     
    3. Utilisation selon la revendication 1 ou la revendication 2 dans laquelle la composition détergente comprend en outre un système tensioactif, ledit système tensioactif comprenant un ou un mélange de plus d'un agents tensioactifs, de préférence le système tensioactif est présent en une quantité allant de 5 à 80 % en poids de la composition et de préférence le système tensioactif comprend un agent tensioactif anionique.
     
    4. Utilisation selon une quelconque revendication précédente, dans laquelle l'enzyme de transformation d'acide gras est présente dans la composition en une quantité allant de 0,0001 % en poids à 1 % en poids, sur une base de protéine active, de préférence de 0,001 à 0,2 % en poids.
     
    5. Utilisation selon une quelconque revendication précédente, dans laquelle l'enzyme de transformation d'acide gras est utilisée à une concentration de 0,005 ppm à 3,0 ppm, de préférence à une concentration de 0,02 ppm à 0,5 ppm sur une base de protéine active, dans une liqueur de lavage aqueuse dans le processus de lavage manuel de la vaisselle.
     
    6. Utilisation selon une quelconque revendication précédente, dans laquelle la composition détergente comprend un système tensioactif, ladite composition tensioactive comprenant un agent tensioactif non ionique.
     
    7. Utilisation selon une quelconque revendication précédente, dans laquelle la composition détergente comprend un système tensioactif, ledit système tensioactif comprenant un agent tensioactif amphotère et/ou zwittérionique, de préférence en plus d'un agent tensioactif anionique et de préférence dans laquelle l'agent tensioactif anionique et l'agent tensioactif amphotère et/ou zwittérionique sont dans un rapport pondéral inférieur à 9:1, plus préférablement de 5:1 à 1:1, plus préférablement de 4:1 à 2:1.
     
    8. Utilisation selon la revendication 7, dans laquelle l'agent tensioactif amphotère comprend un agent tensioactif d'oxyde d'amine et l'agent tensioactif zwittérionique comprend un agent tensioactif de bétaïne.
     
    9. Utilisation selon l'une quelconque des revendications précédentes, comprenant en outre un agent stabilisant d'enzyme choisi dans le groupe de stabilisants chimiques et physiques, dans laquelle un stabilisant physique peut comprendre une enzyme encapsulée.
     
    10. Utilisation selon une quelconque revendication précédente, dans laquelle la composition détergente comprend un agent chélatant, choisi de préférence parmi un agent chélatant aminocarboxylate ou aminophosphonate, de préférence MGDA, GLDA et des mélanges de ceux-ci.
     
    11. Utilisation selon une quelconque revendication précédente dans laquelle la composition détergente comprend une enzyme supplémentaire choisie dans le groupe comprenant amylase, lipase, protéase et cellulase.
     
    12. Utilisation selon une quelconque revendication précédente dans laquelle la composition détergente a un pH compris entre 3 et 14, de préférence entre 4 et 13, plus préférablement entre 6 et 12, le plus préférablement entre 8 et 10.
     
    13. Procédé pour promouvoir une longévité de mousse dans un processus de lavage manuel de la vaisselle pour le lavage d'articles souillés, de préférence de la vaisselle, comprenant l'étape consistant à : distribuer une composition comprenant une enzyme de transformation d'acide gras à un volume d'eau pour former une liqueur de lavage et immerger les articles souillés, de préférence de la vaisselle ou un tissu dans la liqueur, dans lequel l'enzyme de transformation d'acide gras est choisie parmi les numéros de classification E.C. EC 3.1.1.4, EC 3.1.1.5 (phospholipase A2 et lysophospholipase, respectivement) et EC 3.1.1.32 (phospholipase A1), et des mélanges de ceux-ci.
     
    14. Procédé selon la revendication 13 dans lequel le processus de lavage manuel de la vaisselle comprend la distribution de la composition directement sur les articles souillés, de préférence de la vaisselle ou sur un ustensile de nettoyage et l'utilisation de l'ustensile de nettoyage pour nettoyer la vaisselle.
     
    15. Procédé selon la revendication 13 ou 14 dans lequel l'enzyme est choisie parmi EC 3.1.1.4 (phospholipase A2).
     






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