3299.     STRADA, M.  [Catalysts in the Synthesis of Aliphatic Alcohols; Their Behavior and the Relation Between Their Composition and Activity.]  Giorn. chim. ind. applicata, vol. 14, 1932, pp. 601-607; British Chem. Abs., 1933, B, p. 259; Chem. Abs., vol. 27, 1933, p. 2131.

        It has already been shown in the previous papers that K salts of aliphatic acids catalyze the synthesis of alcohols from CO2 and H2.  The results make it seem probable that the presence of the K salt of the particular alcohols desired would accelerate the formation of this alcohol.  As catalysts, HCO3K, AcOK, EtCO2K, PrCO2K, and BuCO2K were used.  HCO2K and AcOK have the highest catalytic powers.  Analysis of the catalyst after it has been in use for some time shows a composition tending to become the same regardless of which salt was used to start.  The catalytic action is determined by the % of K2O present rather than its form.