3313.     TAHARA, H., TATUKI, Y., AND SIMIZU, J.  [Catalytic Reactions of Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen Under High Pressure.  I.  Synthesis of Isobutyl Alcohol.]  Jour. Soc. Chem. Ind. (Japan), vol. 43, 1940, p. 82 B (in German); Chem. Abs., vol. 34, 1940, p. 6929.

        In order to synthesize iso-BuOH, a mixture of 1 part CO and 2 parts H2, under a pressure of 180 kg. per cm.2, is conducted with velocities 120-800 l. per hr. over 80 cc. of 10 various catalysts at 450 and 500.  The liquid product contains, at best, 30% iso-BuOH.  The yield decreases with velocity with which the initial gas mixture is led over the catalysts and is dependent to a high degree on the reaction temperature.