Z. Naturforsch. 2014, 69b, 379 – 387
Structure and Properties of 2,3,3,3-Tetrafluoropropene (HFO-1234yf)
Michael Feller, Karin Lux, Christian Hohenstein, and Andreas Kornath
Department of Chemistry, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Butenandtstr. 5–13, Germany
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Received February 4, 2014 / published online April 7, 2014
The novel refrigerant 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (HFO-1234yf) is discussed as a replacement for 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) due to its low global warming potential. Although it may therefore have great potential for use on a large scale, no structural data and only a few vibrational data of the compound are known. We describe low-temperature X-ray structure analysis, vibrational spectra and combustion properties of 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene. The experimental data are compared with the results of theoretical calculations. Furthermore the basic combustion properties have been investigated.
Key words: X-Ray Diffraction, Vibrational Spectroscopy, Quantum Chemical Calculation, Combustion Experiments
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