2616. ------. [PATART, G.] [Production of Alcohols, Aldehydes, and Acids.] French Patent 540,543, July 12, 1922; appl. filed Aug. 19, 1921. Ind. Eng. Chem., vol. 17, 1925, p. 431; Chem. Zentralb., 1923, II, p. 631.

Mixtures of gaseous hydrocarbons are reacted with CO, H2, or O2 in presence of catalysts under high pressure. The heat evolved can be used to preheat the gases. The process serves for the production of MeOH from CH4 and O2 or CO and H2.