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1. (WO2018140565) STABLE UNIT DOSE COMPOSITIONS WITH HIGH WATER CONTENT
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WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

A unit dose composition comprising:

(a) a water-soluble container formed from a water-soluble or water- dispersible film material;

(b) an aqueous composition comprising:

(i) water present in an amount of 25% to 70% by weight;

(ii) a surfactant system present in an amount of 0.1% to 70% by weight; and

(iii) a water binding agent selected from the group consisting of a saccharide, an organic solvent, a salt, and a mixture thereof, and present in an amount of 0.5% to 50% by weight;

wherein the aqueous composition has a water activity of from 0.65 to 0.95.

The unit dose composition of claim 1, wherein the water binding agent is an organic solvent selected from the group consisting of propylene glycol, butylene glycol, pentylene glycol, hexylene glycol, heptylene glycol, octylene glycol, 2-methyl-l,3-propanediol, di ethylene glycol, triethylene glycol, glycerol, 1,3 propanediol, triacetin, ethyl acetate, benzyl alcohol, and a mixture thereof.

The unit dose composition of any of claims 1 and 2, wherein the water binding agent is a saccharide selected from the group consisting of fructose, glucose, sucrose, xylitol, sorbitol, mannitol, erythritol, dulcitol, inositol, adonitol, tagatose, trehalose, galactose, rhamnose, cyclodextrin, maltodextrin, dextran, sucrose, glucose, ribulose, fructose, threose, arabinose, xylose, lyxose, allose, altrose, mannose, idose, lactose, maltose, invert sugar, isotrehalose, neotrehalose, palatinose or isomaltulose, erythrose, deoxyribose, gulose, idose, talose, erythrulose, xylulose, psicose, turanose, cellobiose, amylopectin, glucosamine, mannosamine, fucose, glucuronic acid, gluconic acid, glucono-lactone, abequose, galactosamine, beet oligosaccharides, isomalto-oligosaccharides, xylo-oligosaccharides, gentio-oligoscaccharides, sorbose, nigero-oligosaccharides, palatinose oligosaccharides, fucose, fractooligosaccharides, maltotetraol, maltotriol, malto-oligosaccharides, lactulose, melibiose, raffinose, rhamnose,

ribose, high fructose corn/starch syrup, coupling sugars, soybean oligosaccharides, or glucose syrup, and a mixture thereof.

4. The unit dose composition of any of claims 1 to 3,

wherein the water binding agent is selected from a saccharide or a salt only such that the aqueous composition is free of a salt;

wherein the salt that is being excluded is composed of a cation and an anion; wherein the cation of the salt is selected from the group consisting of sodium, calcium, potassium, magnesium, quaternary ammonium, pyridinium, tris(2- hydroxyethyl)methyl ammonium, and a mixture thereof, and the anion of the salt is selected from the group consisting of a halide, phosphate, sulphate, formate, acetate, citrate, maleate, succinate, methyl sulfate, and a mixture thereof.

5. The unit dose composition of any of claims 1 to 4, wherein the water binding

agent is present in an amount of from 1% to 10% by weight.

6. The unit dose composition of any of claims 1 to 5, wherein the aqueous composition comprises from 25% to 55% by weight of water.

7. The unit dose composition of claim 6, wherein the aqueous composition comprises from 30%) to 40% by weight of water.

8. The unit dose composition of any of claims 1 to 7, wherein the aqueous composition is substantially free of a hygroscopic chelant, a hygroscopic glycol, or an organic solvent.

9. The unit dose composition of any of claims 1 to 8, wherein the aqueous composition is substantially free of a polymer that stabilizes the water-soluble container.

10. The unit dose composition of any of claims 1 to 9, wherein the surfactant system comprising:

(1) an anionic surfactant, and

(2) a non-ionic surfactant.

The unit dose composition of claim 10, wherein the surfactant system further comprises a defoamer.

The unit dose composition of claim 10, wherein the surfactant system further comprises a zwitterionic surfactant or an amphoteric surfactant.

13. The unit dose composition of claim 10, wherein the anionic surfactant is linear alkylbenzene sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, alkyl ethoxylated sulphate, alkyl propoxy sulphate, alkyl sulphate, or a mixture thereof.

14. The unit dose composition of claim 10, wherein the nonionic surfactant is alcohol ethoxylate, alcohol propoxylate, or a mixture thereof.

15. The unit dose composition of claim 10, wherein the surfactant system is present in an amount of 30% to 60% by weight; and wherein the anionic surfactant and the non-ionic surfactant are present in a weight ratio of from 1 :9 to 9: 1.

16. The unit dose composition of any of claims 1 to 9, wherein the surfactant system comprising:

(1) a linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) and/or an alcohol ethoxylsulfate (AES),

(2) an alcohol ethoxylate (AE), and

(3) a fatty acid.

17. The unit dose composition of claim 16, wherein

the LAS is present in an amount of 10% to 20% by weight;

the AES is present in an amount of 20% to 40% by weight;

the AE is present in an amount of 20% to 50% by weight; and

the fatty acid is present in an amount of 1% to 15% by weight.

18. The unit dose composition of claim 16, wherein the weight ratio of LAS : AES :

AE is about 1 : 2 : 3.

19. The unit dose composition of any of claims 1 to 12, wherein the aqueous composition is substantially free of a sulphate surfactant.

20. The unit dose composition of any of claims 1 to 19, wherein the beneficial composition comprises a fragrance composition comprising a neat oil, an encapsulated fragrance, an oil-in-water emulsion, or a combination thereof; and wherein the fragrance composition is present in an amount from 0.1% to 15% by weight.