PATENTS

2623. ------. [PATART, G.] Synthesis of Methanol and Higher Alcohols. United States Patent 1,859,244, May 17, 1932; appl. filed Mar. 26, 1926, Serial No. 97,548. Chem. Abs., vol. 26, 1932, p. 3808.

Mixture of C oxides, and H2 is subjected, at a high pressure and a temperature of 300 or higher, to the action of a mixed catalyzer formed of a very intimate mixture of alkali metal salts of metal oxides of an acid nature such as ZnO and K chromate, and the gases produced are cooled under pressure to condense CO2 and MeOH and the remaining gases are re-treated. Describes apparatus.