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Feed stock of impure CO and H2 is contacted under suitable conditions with a solid desulfurization agent, such as Cu carried on Al or Mo, which does not form a metal carbonyl under these conditions. The purified feed gas is thereafter directly treated under hydrocarbon synthesis conditions in the presence of a fluidized synthesis catalyst while preventing the entry of desulfurizing agent into the synthesis zone. 1 literature ref. and 5 United States patents cited.