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Synthesis of MeOH with a catalyst prepared from CrO3 and ZnO was studied at 330°-400° in the pressure range 100-300 atm. The content of MeOH in the crude liquid product increased with pressure. A catalyst prepared from K2Cr2O7, ZnO, and KOH was used for the synthesis of isobutanol from H2 and CO. the crude liquid product obtained at 30 atm. was richer in isobutanol than that at 100 atm., but the ratio isobutanol:MeOH was not affected by the pressure.