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Colgate Patents Light-Duty Liquid Cleaners

October 1, 2012

US Patent No. 8,247,362 B2; Colgate-Palmolive has patented an acidic surfactant-based cleaning composition comprising a surfactant combination, and 1 to 3% by weight of at least one organic acid. The surfactant combination consists of sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate, sodium lauryl ether sulfate and laurylamidopropyl betaine.

The composition exhibits at least one of the following: an acute oral toxicity of about >5000mg/kg, an acute dermal toxicity of about >5000mg/kg, an acute eye irritation of slight corneal opacity and reversible eye irritation within 7 days, and/or an acute dermal irritation of moderate irritation at 72 hours that is reversible; and the composition is dermal non-sensitizer.

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