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Most active catalyst, consisting of 4:1 Ni-SiO2, loses 80% of its activity after 50 hr., while 9:1 Ni-BaO, Ni-ThO2, and Ni-Al2O3 are virtually as active as at the beginning. Coating of the catalyst surfaces with the hydrocarbons produced does not affect its activity. All catalysts examined are instantly inactivated by O2 in the reaction mixture.