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Fungicidal Detergent compositions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032367D
Publication Date: 2004-Nov-03
Document File: 29 page(s) / 90K

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Abstract

Disclosed is the use of a thiabendazol for the fungicidal treatment of hard surfaces and textile fibre materials.

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Fungicidal Detergent compositions

The present invention relates to fungicidal detergent compositions and to the use of such compositions for the fungicidal treatment of hard surfaces and textile fibre materials.

Under high humid conditions and warm temperatures, fungi develop damp and unpleasant odors on fabrics. Some fungi species as Chaetomium globosum are known to produce geosmin, a volatile organic compound with a distinct “earthy” odor.

Some discoloration can occur due to the formation of masses of colored spores. Changes in the color fabric are caused by acids and other substances produced by fungi.

Mildewed areas are colored from green to shades of brown and deep black. Chaetomium globosum, a very common fungus related with occurrence of mildew on fabrics, produces dark grayish green stains on fabrics. The pigment formation is also caused by the acids produced by the action of mildew on cellulose, soil and other food substances present on the fabric.

Enzymes produced by fungus can lead to the fabric deterioration and rot. Some species are known for being cellulose eaters like Chaetomium globosum.

Cleaning and disinfectant compositions comprising fungicidal active ingredients, e.g. hand and machine dishwashing formulations, cleaning and disinfecting formulations for hard sur­faces and liquid and solid textile washing formulations, are therefore becoming ever more widespread. The fungicidal action and dust mites growth control is more and more a required demand for such formulations.

It has now surprisingly been found that detergent compositions comprising as fungicidal active the compound of formula (1)   

wherein

R1           is hydrogen; or C1-C5alkyl;

exhibit strong fungicidal effects for hard surfaces and textile materials.

The present invention therefore refers to the use of the compound of formula (1) for the fungicidal treatment of hard surfaces and textile fibre materials.

Preferably, in formula (1) R1           is hydrogen (1H-Benzimidazole, 2-(4-Thiazolyl)-; Thiabenda­zol).

The present invention accordingly relates to a detergent composition comprising

(a)             0.01 to 90 % by weight of a compound of formula (1);

(b)             1 to 80 % by weight of one or more synthetic detergents or of a soap or of combinations of the mentioned substances;

(c)             0-75 % of a builder;

(d)             0-30% by weight of  a peroxide;

(e)             0-10 % by weight of a bleach activator;

(f)              0 to 50 % by weight of one or more hydrotropic agents,

(g)             0 to 50 % by weight of an alcohol,

(h)             0 to 80 % by weight of a fabric softening component; and

(f)              tap water or deionized water ad 100 %.

Preferably, the present invention accordingly relates to a detergent composition comprising

(a)           0.01 to 10 % by weight of a compound of formula (1);

(b)           5 to 70 % by weight of one or more synthetic detergents or of a soap or of combinations of the mentioned substances and/or of a salt of a saturated and/or unsaturat...