892.    FELDMAN, Y. A., AND NIKITIN, V. M.   [Use of Higher Alcohols Obtained in the Synthesis of Methanol.]  Jour. Chem. Ind. (U.S.S.R.), vol. 13, 1936, pp. 922-924; Chem. Abs., vol. 30, 1936, p. 7538.

     Higher boiling fraction from synthetic MeOH is treated with 475-500 kg. of HOAc per ton of alcohols and 4-5% of the weight of HOAc of H2SO4 and refluxed for 1.5-2 hr.  The MeOAc distilled off in yields of 1-20% up to 72.  Distillation is continued to 87, yielding a mixture of iso-BuOH, iso-BuOAc, and H2O.  The H2O is separated and the other components returned to the still and redistilled.  In this way 40-60% of iso-BuOAc is obtained.  The H2O solution is salted out with 25% its weight of NaCl and gives 3-3.5% iso-PrOAc and iso-BuOAc.