3585. VORBACH, -----. [Experiments With Silica Gel as a Carrier for Cobalt Catalysts in the Synthesis of Gasoline From Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen.] FIAT Reel R-20, June 3, 1940, frames 7537-7540; PB 73,564.
Report from the I. G. Ammonia Laboratory, Oppau, deals with experiments to determine the influence of the size of pores in silica gel used as a carrier substance in the synthesis of gasoline. It is obvious that the size of pores is important. Small-size silica gel ignited at 1,000° proved to be an easily reproducible carrier substance, which can fully replace diatomaceous earth in synthesizing gasoline from CO and H2.