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A stable and effective manganese complex for use as a peroxy compound bleach catalyst is disclosed, the catalyst being a water-soluble complex of manganese (II), (III), or (IV) or mixtures thereof with a ligand which is a non-carboxylate polyhydroxy compound having at least three consecutive C--OH groups in its molecular structure. Bleaching composition comprising a peroxy compound and the catalyst, as well as process for bleaching substrates using said catalyst are also disclosed. Preferred ligand is sorbitol and preferred catalyst is Mn-sorbitol complex.

Title
Bleaching composition comprising as a bleaching catalyst a complex of manganese with a non-carboxylate polyhydroxy ligand
Application Number
7/657582
Publication Number
5114606
Application Date
February 19, 1991
Publication Date
May 19, 1992
Inventor
Jan E Iburg
Vlaardingen
NL
Marten R P van Vliet
Haarlem
NL
Agent
Milton L Honig
Assignee
Lever Brothers Company Division of Conopco
NY, US
IPC
D06L 3/02
C11D 7/04
C11D 3/04
C11D 3/95
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