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1740. KEUNTZEL, W. E. Preferential Catalytic Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide in the Presence of Hydrogen. I. Activity of Two Water-Gas Conversion Catalysts, of Copper Oxide, of Manganese Dioxide, and of a Mixture of These Oxides. Jour. Am. Chem. Soc., vol. 52, 1930, pp. 437-444; Chem. Abs., vol. 24, 1930, p. 2367.
Preferential oxidation of CO by O2 in the presence of H2, CO2, a large excess of steam and various catalysts has been studied. An efficiency of 96% for 37 hr. was obtained with a 2-component hopcalite. Promoted Fe oxide and Co oxide governed only by the water-gas reaction CO+H2O=CO2+H2. CuO, MnO2, and a 5-component hopcalite were catalytically active but suffered reduction and loss of activity.