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

Kondru, RK, Beratan, DN, Friestad, GK, Smith, AB, and Wipf, P. "Chiral action at a distance: remote substituent effects on the optical activity of calyculins A and B." Org Lett 2.11 (June 1, 2000): 1509-1512.

Babini, E, Bertini, I, Borsari, M, Capozzi, F, Luchinat, C, Zhang, X, Moura, GLC, Kurnikov, IV, Beratan, DN, Ponce, A, Bilio, AJD, Winkler, JR, and Gray, HB. "Bond-mediated electron tunneling in ruthenium-modified high-potential iron-sulfur protein [13]." Journal of the American Chemical Society 122.18 (2000): 4532-4533. Full Text

Liang, Z-X, Nocek, JM, Kurnikov, IV, Beratan, DN, and Hoffman, BM. "Electrostatic control of electron transfer between myoglobin and cytochrome b5: Effect of methylating the heme propionates of Zn-myoglobin [16]." Journal of the American Chemical Society 122.14 (2000): 3552-3553. Full Text

Ribe, S, Kondru, RK, Beratan, DN, and Wipf, P. "Optical rotation computation, total synthesis, and stereochemistry assignment of the marine natural product pitiamide A." Journal of the American Chemical Society 122.19 (2000): 4608-4617. Full Text

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.