Olefins, CO, and H2 are reacted in the presence of metallic soaps such as Fe-, Co-, or Ni stearate, oleate, linoleate, or naphthenate. Example: Di-isobutylene (b. 101.7°-102.8°) is reacted with 1.2% Co stearate and 4.8% nonylalcohol and the mixture treated in presence of a catalyst consisting of Co and Cu oxide on pumice with synthesis gas at 162° and 210.9 atm. pressure. Mainly nonylaldehyde with other oxygenated compounds is obtained.
------. See abs. 2220, 3852.