3561.     ---------------.  [VIGNON, L.]  [Formation of Hydrocarbons From Carbon Monoxide.]  Bull. soc. chim. (4), vol. 9, 1911, pp. 18-20; Chem. Abs., vol. 5, 1911, p. 1088.

        CO is converted into CH4 by conducting CO over a mixture of CaO and Ca(OH)2 at about 400.  The reaction takes place with the intermediate formation of Ca formate, which decomposes to give CH4 and C2H4.  This salt at 360-370 gives a gas containing 20% CO2, 27% CO, 51% H2, and 2% hydrocarbons.