816.    ELVINS, O. C.  Hydrocarbon Synthesis From Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen.  Jour. Soc. Chem. Ind., vol. 46, 1927, pp. 473-478T; Chem. Abs., vol. 22, 1928, p. 3130.

     Interaction of CO and H2 was investigated at atmospheric pressure and in presence of catalysts at temperatures of the order of 280.  A catalyst prepared from a mixture of 60 parts of Co, 30 parts of CuO, and 45 parts of MnO was used in conjunction with varying gas mixtures.  Contrary to the original statements of Fischer and Tropsch that only aliphatic hydrocarbons are formed by this reaction definite amounts of water-soluble oxygenated compounds and olefins were found among the reaction products.  Gives detailed account of the experimental work, and describes preparation of the catalyst from precipitated hydroxides, by ignition of nitrates, and from fused oxides.  The size of the granule was also investigated from the point of view of the inherent fouling effect of the waxy products of reaction.