PATENTS

2605. ------. [PATART, G.] Methanol. British Patent 247,932, Feb. 23, 1925. Chem. Abs., vol. 21, 1927, p. 592.

Mixture of water gas of usual composition and gas from the distillation of coal or like fuel is passed over a catalyst to form MeOH and liquid hydrocarbons. Pressures of 150-250 atm., a temperature of about 300 and a catalyst comprising oxides of Zn and Cr may be used. Refers to the use of pressures of 800-1,000 atm. and gives various details.