PATENTS

2642. ------. [PHINNEY, J. A., PACE, B. S., AND AYTON, G. R.] (Stanolind Oil & Gas. Co.). [Synthesis of Hydrocarbons From Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen.] French Patent 959,599, Mar. 31, 1950; appl. filed Jan. 14, 1948. Chem. Zentralb., 1951, I, p. 280.

Synthesis is carried out in the presence of CO2 with a suspended Fe catalyst. The gases are contained in the reaction mixture in the following relative amounts: H2, CO, and CO2=1-6:1:0.5-3. The gas mixture entering the reaction zone contains H2, CO and CO2 in molecular proportions (H2)(CO2) per (CO)2=2-9 at a reaction temperature 288-399 and a pressure above 10.5 atm. The O-containing compounds obtained in the synthesis as byproducts are converted into hydrocarbons by treatment with a catalyst of SiO2 and Al2O3 from bauxite at 371-426 and 3.5 atm.