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     Best yields in the benzine synthesis are obtained with 4-5 washings of the catalyst preparation.  Lime water, instead of CaCO3, as precipitant produces a non-uniform catalyst requiring more washing and giving poor yields.  Previously described conditions for preparation still produce the best catalyst.  Kieselguhr alone or with starch as supporting medium gave the best yields.  Regeneration with H2 in the presence of NH3 gave the highest yield.  Technical materials can be used in preparing the catalyst.