3301.     ---------------.  [STRADA, M.]  [Fatty Acids Formed Along With the Aliphatic Alcohols in Syntheses Under Pressure From Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen.]  Giorn. chim. ind. applicata, vol. 16, 1934, pp. 62-70; British Chem. Abs., 1934, B, p. 616; Chem. Abs., vol. 28, 1934, p. 5042.

        In the acid portion of the product formed during the synthesis of alcohols from CO and H2 under pressure, the following were identified:  Normal acids, from formic to heptylic; isobutyric, isovaleric, isocaproic and isoheptylic; several acids with a side chain at the a-C (methylethylacetic, methylpropylacetic, and methylbutylacetic acids).  The molecular weight of the high-boiling fraction indicates that acids containing 14-16 C atoms are present.  The fact that most of the acids formed correspond to the alcohol also formed in this reaction tends to confirm the theory that the higher alcohols are derived by the reaction of the corresponding acid, that is, EtCO2H+2H2→EtCH2OH+H2O.

        ----------.  See abs. 2398, 2399, 2400.

        STRAUSER, W. A.  See as. 3182.