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Peroxy compound bleaching is activated by a catalytic amount of a transition metal complex of a transition metal (Mn, Co, Fe or Cu) with a non-(macro)-cyclic ligand of the formula: ##STR1## preferably 2,2'-bispyridylamine. Bleaching agent and bleach detergent compositions are also disclosed comprising a peroxy compound bleach and said transition metal complex. The transition metal complex is an effective catalyst for activating hydrogen peroxide compounds, peroxyacids and peroxyacid bleach precursors on removing a wide class of stains from substrates, especially texiles and fabrics.

Title
Bleach activation
Application Number
7/507075
Publication Number
5114611
Application Date
April 9, 1990
Publication Date
May 19, 1992
Inventor
Marten Van Vliet
Haarlem
NL
Ton Swarthoff
Hellevoetsluis
NL
Mark E Rerek
Fanwood
NJ, US
Rudolf J Martens
Vlaardingen
NL
Cornelis G Van Kralingen
Waverton
GB
Agent
Milton L Honig
Assignee
Lever Brothers Company Divison of Conopco
NY, US
IPC
C01B 15/00
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