3330.     TAYLOR, E. H., AND TAYLOR, H. S.  Hydrogenation of Ethane on Cobalt Catalysts.  Jour. Am. Chem. Soc., vol. 61, 1939, pp. 503-509; Chem. Abs., vol. 33, 1939, p. 3755.

        Rate of hydrogenation of C2H6 to CH4 has been studied over a Co-ThO2-Cu-kieselguhr catalyst and upon 4 Co-MgO catalysts.  The results indicate that Co lies between Cu and Ni in its activity for this reaction.  The rate is inhibited by H2, but to a lesser extent than on Ni.  The Co-MgO catalysts are markedly more active than the catalyst containing ThO2.