Critical Parameters and Critical-Region (\(p,\rho ,T)\) Data of trans-1,1,1,3-Tetrafluorobut-2-ene [HFO-1354mzy(E)]

  • Takeru KimuraEmail author
  • Yohei Kayukawa
  • Hiroyuki Miyamoto
  • Kiyoshi Saito


This study presents the experimental measurement of the \(p\rho T\) properties and critical parameters of a low GWP type refrigerant, trans-1,1,1,3-Tetrafluorobut-2-ene (HFO-1354mzy(E)). The sample purity of the substance was 99 area %. \(p \rho T\) property measurements and visual observations of the meniscus of HFO-1354mzy(E) were carried out using a metal-bellows volumometer with an optical cell. The critical temperature was determined by observation of the critical opalescence. The critical pressure and critical density were determined as the inflection point of the isothermal \(p \rho T\) property data at the critical temperature. For more precise clarification of the thermodynamic surface in the vicinity of the critical point, additional \(p \rho T\) property measurements were carried out on three isotherms in the supercritical region. The expanded uncertainties (\(k = 2\)) in the temperature, pressure, and density measurements were estimated to be less than 3 mK, 1.2 kPa, and 0.32 \(\hbox {kg} \cdot \hbox {m}^{-3}\), respectively. The expanded uncertainties of the critical parameters were estimated to be less than 13 mK, 1.4 kPa, and 2.3 \(\hbox {kg} \cdot \hbox {m}^{-3}\), respectively. These values are the first reported for HFO-1354mzy(E) and are necessary for the development of its equation of state in the near future.


Critical opalescence Critical parameter HFO-1354mzy(E) \(p \rho T\) property measurement 



Coefficient of the BWR type equation of the isotherm at the critical temperature, −


Pressure, MPa


Gas constant, \(\hbox {J} \cdot \hbox {K}^{-1} \cdot \hbox {mol}^{-1}\)


Temperature, K

\(\rho \)

Density, \(\hbox {kg} \cdot \hbox {m}^{-3}\)



Normal boiling point


Critical point




The number of the term



\(\rho \)




The present research was partly supported by the Thermal Management Materials and Technology Research Association (TherMAT) program, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), and Waseda Research Institute for Science and Engineering, Japan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied Mechanics and Aerospace EngineeringWaseda UniversityShinjuku-kuJapan
  2. 2.Fluid Property Standards Group, Research Institute for Engineering Measurement, National Metrology Institute of JapanNational Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and TechnologyTsukubaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical Systems EngineeringToyama Prefectural UniversityImizuJapan

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