2582. PARKER, P. T. (Standard Oil Development Co.). [Oxygenated Organic Compounds.] French Patent 963,334, July 5, 1950; appl. filed Mar. 16, 1948. Chem. Zentralb., 1951, I, p. 3418.

CO, H2, and olefins are reacted to form aldehydes and ketones, which are themselves hydrogenated to alcohols. Catalysts consist of the Co-, Fe-, and Ni-salts of high molecular fatty acids obtained as the byproducts in the catalytic synthesis of hydrocarbons from CO and H2. The initial olefins may be ethylene, propylene, hexene, butadiene, pentadiene, diisobutylene, triisobutylene, and polypropylene.