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, 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

Priyadarshy, S, Risser, SM, and Beratan, DN. "DNA-mediated electron transfer." Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry 3.2 (1998): 196-200. Full Text

Beratan, DN, and Skourtis, SS. "Electron transfer mechanisms." Current Opinion in Chemical Biology 2.2 (1998): 235-243.

Kumar, K, Kurnikov, IV, Beratan, DN, Waldeck, DH, and Zimmt, MB. "Use of modern electron transfer theories to determine electronic coupling matrix elements in intramolecular systems." Journal of Physical Chemistry A 102.28 (1998): 5529-5541.

Kurnikov, IV, Zusman, LD, Kurnikova, MG, Farid, RS, and Beratan, DN. "Structural fluctuations, spin, reorganization energy, and tunneling energy control of intramolecular electron transfer: The surprising case of electron transfer in a d8-d8 bimetallic system." Journal of the American Chemical Society 119.24 (1997): 5690-5700. Full Text