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1. (WO2001002338) QUATERNARY NITROGEN COMPOUND, FABRIC CARE COMPOSITION CONTAINING SAME, AND PROCESS FOR FORMING SAME

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/002338    International Application No.:    PCT/US1999/015056
Publication Date: Fri Jan 12 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 02 01:59:59 CEST 1999
IPC: C07C 217/08
C07C 217/50
C11D 1/62
C11D 3/00
Applicants: THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY
BRYANT, Lonnie, Liddell, Jr.
TEE, Johannson, Jimmy
MAO, Hsiang-Kuen
Inventors: BRYANT, Lonnie, Liddell, Jr.
TEE, Johannson, Jimmy
MAO, Hsiang-Kuen
Title: QUATERNARY NITROGEN COMPOUND, FABRIC CARE COMPOSITION CONTAINING SAME, AND PROCESS FOR FORMING SAME
Abstract:
A fabric care composition contains a fabric softening active and a carrier. The fabric softening active may contain a mixture of quaternary nitrogen compounds of general formula (II) where each R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of ethyl, propyl, isopropyl, or butyl; each R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of a saturated C1-22 alkyl group, or an unsaturated C1-22 alkyl group; each R3 is independently selected from the group consisting of a saturated C1-22 alkyl group, or an unsaturated C1-22 alkyl group; each n is independently from about 1 to about 25; m is from 0 to 4; o is from 0 to 4; m + o = 4; and X- is an anion. The mixture of quaternary nitrogen compounds contains at least about 5 % mono-ester quaternary nitrogen compound with m = 1 and o = 3, at least about 15 % di-ester quaternary nitrogen compound with m = 2 an o = 2, and at least about 5 % tri-ester quaternary nitrogen compound with m = 3 and o = 1. Also, a novel quaternary nitrogen compound has the above formula, where m = 4 and o = 0. Novel processes may be used to make these quaternary nitrogen compounds.