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                    Systematic study of the action of various catalysts, which have been suggested or patented for the preparation of MeOH, including ZnO obtained by various chemical means, ZnO and Cr2O3 in various proportions.  ZnO-Al2O3, ZnO-MgO, ZnO-MnO, ZnO-Cr2O3-Fe2O3, and smithsonite from various sources.  The smithsonites give the best results, the MeOH being more nearly pure; higher acids, aldehydes, and ketones are present in minute amounts, no higher alcohols are present, and the amount of hydrocarbon formed is low.  Smithsonites also retain their activity much better than the artificially prepared catalysts examined.