05683473 is referenced by 86 patents and cites 13 patents.

A method of dry cleaning fabrics using a dry cleaning system is described. The system comprises densified carbon dioxide, preferably in a liquid phase, and a selected surfactant which is soluble in the densified CO.sub.2. The surfactant has a polysiloxane, a branched polyalkylene oxide or a halocarbon group which is a functional CO.sub.2 -philic moiety connected to a CO.sub.2 -phobic functional moiety. The surfactant either exhibits an HLB of less than 15 or has a ratio of siloxyl to substituted siloxyl groups of greater than 0.5:1.

Title
Method of dry cleaning fabrics using densified liquid carbon dioxide
Application Number
399317
Publication Number
5683473
Application Date
August 20, 1996
Publication Date
November 4, 1997
Inventor
Rosemarie Harris
Yonkers
NY, US
Judith Lynne Kerschner
Fairlawn
NJ, US
Sharon Harriott Jureller
Haworth
NJ, US
Agent
A Kate Huffman
Assignee
Lever Brothers Company Division of Conopco
NY, US
IPC
D06L 1/00
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