Spring publication

Our latest paper, presenting results obtained in collaboration with two other groups from ISIS (Joseph Moran‘s group and Giulio Raggazon‘s group) has just been accepted in Angewandte Chemie. Fabry-Perot optical cavities were developed to characterize Vibrational Strong Coupling (VSC) by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and we demonstrate that the London dispersion-driven conformational equilibrium of a molecular balance is altered when the C–H stretching vibration is strongly coupled to the cavity. Unexpectedly, VSC does not substantially affect molecular electron density distributions which has profound implications for the possible mechanisms at play in polaritonic chemistry.