2419.     NEGISHI, R., KATAOKA, S., KAMIIKE, O., AND NIBAYASHI, M.  Hydrocarbons From Carbide.  I.  Noncatalytic Polymerization Under Ordinary Pressure Hydrogen-Carbide Systems.  Jour. Soc. Chem. Ind. (Japan), vol. 44, suppl. binding 1941, pp. 450-451 (in English); Chem. Abs., vol. 44, 1950, p. 8853.

        Liquid hydrocarbons have been obtained directly from carbide with H2 as a carrier gas for water vapor.  Satisfactory yields were obtained at 340-420 and a saturation temperature of 80.  There is an optimum grain size of the carbide; smaller grains retard the reaction while larger ones tend to form more gaseous products.