3540. VALLETTE, F. [Synthetic Methanol.] Chim. et ind., Special No., April 1928, pp. 235-238; Chem. Abs., vol. 22, 1928, p. 4461.
Theoretical discussion of the possibilities of the synthesis of MeOH from CO and H2, from which it is concluded that the experience gained in the synthesis of NH3 would enable the production of MeOH, independently of the manufacture of synthetic NH3, to be readily established, that the cost would be approximately 1.18 francs per l., that the cost of MeOH equivalent to 1 l. of gasoline would be about 1.77 francs, and that it would be feasible to produce enough MeOH to replace the whole of the gasoline now being imported into France.