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        Varying amounts of K2CO3 and other K salts were added to the Cu-Cr (1:4) catalyst.  The best yield (37%) of iso-BuOH was obtained with 70 gm. K2CO3 per 100 gm. Cu+Cr.  Higher yields of total reaction product were obtained with K2ZnO2 than with K2CO3, but the product contained more H2O.  Other K salts gave poorer yields.  With 248 gm. K6Mo7O24, only CH4 was recovered.