04752409 is referenced by 47 patents and cites 7 patents.

The physical stability of liquid gel-like compositions based on montmorillonite, attapulgite, hectorite or other inorganic colloid-forming clay or other thixotropic thickener is greatly improved by incorporating in the composition small amounts, such as 0.1 or 0.2 weight percent, of calcium, magnesium, aluminum or zinc stearate or other polyvalent metal salt of long chain fatty acid. The aqueous compositions containing inorganic builder salts and other functional inorganic salts, chlorine bleach, bleach-stable detergent, thixotropic thickener and polyvalent metal salt of a fatty acid as a physical stabilizer remain stable against phase separation for periods in excess of twelve weeks under a wide range of temperatures. The thixotropic properties can be retained or improved using smaller levels of the clay thixotropic thickener than in the absence of the physical stabilizer. Use as liquid gel-like automatic dishwasher compositions are described.

Title
Thixotropic clay aqueous suspensions
Application Number
744754
Publication Number
4752409
Application Date
September 5, 1986
Publication Date
June 21, 1988
Inventor
Jean Paul Delvenne
Tilff
BE
Daniel Van De Gaer
Flemalle
BE
Chantal Gallant
Cheratte
BE
Julien Drapier
Seraing
BE
Agent
N Blumenkopf
M M Grill
Assignee
Colgate Palmolive Company
NY, US
IPC
C11D 3/60
C11D 17/00
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