PATENTS

2677. PIER, M., MICHAEL, W., AND JAECKH, W. (I. G. Farbenindustrie A. G.). Hydrocarbon Production From Carbon Monoxide and Hydrogen. United States Patent 2,167,004, July 25, 1939; appl. filed Dec. 16, 1936. Chem. Abs., vol. 33, 1939, p. 8624.

CO and H2 are passed at a reacting temperature, which may be about 200-450, over a catalyst such as Fe with 5% Al2O3 while trickling over the catalyst a medium such as paraffin oil, which is at least partly liquid under the conditions employed, and while avoiding formation of a liquid level in the catalyst space. Describes apparatus.