3709.     ---------------.  [WILLIAMS, A. E.]  Synthetic Hydrocarbons From Water Gas.  Paint Manuf., vol. 15, 1945, p. 348-355; Chem. Abs., 40, 1946, p. 1005.

        Hydrocarbon oils and alcohols produced synthetically from water-gas are of value to the paint and varnish industry in several ways.  As alternatives to the volatile oils of paint, the higher flash point and lower price of the synthetic products give them an advantage.  Synthetic oils are valuable as substitutes for application to chemically active surfaces, for the synthetic product is inert to such surfaces.