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Surfactants and drying and drycleaning compositions which utilize said surfactants

Reference Number: N 03-04

Inventors: Zyhowski, Gary John; Nalewajek, David; Stachura, Leonard Michael

Owner: NISTAC

USPTO Link:5868799

Invention Summary

Novel surfactants and drying, drycleaning and soil repellency compositions containing such surfactants which utilize such surfactants. The surfactants are fluorine containing quaternary ammonium salts, and the drying, drycleaning and soil repellency compositions contain at least one halocarbon component and at least one of the fluorine containing surfactants. These compositions have the ability to remove water or aqueous films from the surfaces of a broad range of substrates and impart soil repellency to fabrics.