Faculty Profiles

David N. Beratan
R.J. Reynolds Professor of Chemistry
5311 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1526
(919 660-1605



Ph.D., California Institute of Technology 1986

B.S., Duke University 1980

Research Areas:
Theoretical, Physical, Biomolecular Structure and Function, Biological, Education, Inorganic, Nanoscience and Materials

Lee, M, Shephard, MJ, Risser, SM, Priyadarshy, S, Paddon-Row, MN, and Beratan, DN. "The nature of tunnel splitting mediated by stacked aromatics." Journal of Physical Chemistry A 104.32 (2000): 7593-7599.

Kondru, RK, Chen, CH-T, Curran, DP, Beratan, DN, and Wipf, P. "Determination of the absolute configuration of 1,3,5,7-tetramethyl-1,3- dihydroindol-2-one by optical rotation computation." Tetrahedron Asymmetry 10.21 (1999): 4143-4150.

Kondru, RK, Wipf, P, and Beratan, DN. "Structural and Conformational Dependence of Optical Rotation Angles." Journal of Physical Chemistry A 103.33 (1999): 6603-6611.

Zusman, LD, and Beratan, DN. "Electron transfer in three-state systems." J. Chem. Phys. 110 (1999): 10468-10481. (Academic Article)

Zusman, LD, and Beratan, DN. "Electron transfer in three-center chemical systems." Journal of Chemical Physics 110.21 (1999): 10468-10481.

Skourtis, SS, and Beratan, DN. "Theories of structure-function relationships for bridge-mediated electron transfer reactions." Advances in Chemical Physics 106 (1999): 377-452.

Kondru, RK, Wipf, P, and Beratan, DN. "Atomic contributions to the optical rotation angle as a quantitative probe of molecular chirality." Science 282.5397 (December 18, 1998): 2247-2250.

Roitberg, AE, Holden, MJ, Mayhew, MP, Kurnikov, IV, Beratan, DN, and Vilker, VL. "Binding and electron transfer between putidaredoxin and cytochrome P450cam. Theory and experiments." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY 120.35 (September 9, 1998): 8927-8932. Full Text

Zusman, LD, and Beratan, DN. "Electron transfer in the photosynthetic reaction center: mechanistic implications of mutagenesis studies." Spectrochim Acta A Mol Biomol Spectrosc 54A.9 (August 15, 1998): 1211-1218.

Kondru, RK, Wipf, P, and Beratan, DN. "Theory-assisted determination of absolute stereochemistry for complex natural products via computation of molar rotation angles [17]." Journal of the American Chemical Society 120.9 (1998): 2204-2205. Full Text