Abstract Isothermal vapor–liquid equilibrium (VLE) for tetrahydrothiophene + 2,2,4-trimethylpentane and tetrahydrothiophene + 2,4,4-trimethyl-1-pentene at 358.15 and 368.15 K were measured with a circulation still. All systems studied exhibit positive deviation from Raoult's law. No azeotropic behavior was found in all systems at the measured temperatures. The experimental results were correlated with the Wilson model and compared to COSMO-SAC predictive model. Analyses of liquid and vapor phase composition were determined with gas chromatography. All VLE measurements passed the three thermodynamic consistency tests used. The activity coefficients at infinite dilution are also presented.