3264.     STEACIE, E. W. R., AND ELKIN, E. M.  Comparison of the Catalytic Activities of Liquid and Solid Surfaces -- Decomposition of Methanol on Solid and Liquid Zinc.  Proc. Roy. Soc. (London), vol. 142, A, 1933, pp. 457-465; Chem. Abs., vol. 28, 1934, p. 960.

        Temperature effect on the decomposition rate of gaseous MeOH over solid and liquid Zn was investigated 300-440.  The catalytic activity of the Zn depends directly on the temperature.  There is no discontinuity at the melting point of the catalyst.  Catalytic activity is attributed to the entire uniformly active surface of the metal rather than to some limited part.