synthol process

synthol process

[′sin‚thȯl ‚prä·səs]
(chemical engineering)
A reaction of carbon monoxide and hydrogen with an iron and sodium carbonate catalyst; produces a mixture of higher alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, higher fatty acids, and aliphatic hydrocarbons, usable as a synthetic gasoline.
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The aquenous stream emanating from the Synthol process of Sasol Synthetic Fuels at Secunda contains commercially viable amounts of acetic acid and propionic acid.