Faculty Profiles

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

Overview

Education:

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

Kang, Youn K., et al. “Orientational Dependence of Cofacial Porphyrin-Quinone Electronic Interactions within the Strong Coupling Regime..” The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, Dec. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b07627. Full Text

Banziger, Susannah D., et al. “Unsymmetrical Bis-Alkynyl Complexes Based on Co(III)(cyclam): Synthesis, Ultrafast Charge Separation, and Analysis..” Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 58, no. 22, Nov. 2019, pp. 15487–97. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.inorgchem.9b02557. Full Text

Yuly, Jonathon L., et al. “Electron bifurcation: progress and grand challenges..” Chemical Communications (Cambridge, England), vol. 55, no. 79, Oct. 2019, pp. 11823–32. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c9cc05611d. Full Text

Teo, Ruijie D., et al. “Mapping hole hopping escape routes in proteins..” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 116, no. 32, Aug. 2019, pp. 15811–16. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1906394116. Full Text

Polizzi, Nicholas F., et al. “Engineering opposite electronic polarization of singlet and triplet states increases the yield of high-energy photoproducts..” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 116, no. 29, July 2019, pp. 14465–70. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1901752116. Full Text

Ashfold, Michael, et al. “Photo-induced electron transfer: general discussion..” Faraday Discussions, vol. 216, no. 0, July 2019, pp. 434–59. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c9fd90029b. Full Text

Bai, Shuming, et al. “Quantum interferences among Dexter energy transfer pathways..” Faraday Discussions, vol. 216, no. 0, July 2019, pp. 301–18. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c9fd00007k. Full Text

Ru, Xuyan, et al. “Assessing Possible Mechanisms of Micrometer-Scale Electron Transfer in Heme-Free Geobacter sulfurreducens Pili..” The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 123, no. 24, June 2019, pp. 5035–47. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b01086. Full Text

Teo, Ruijie D., et al. “Correction: Charge Transfer between [4Fe4S] Proteins and DNA Is Unidirectional: Implications for Biomolecular Signaling..” Chem, vol. 5, no. 6, June 2019, pp. 1682–84. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.chempr.2019.05.016. Full Text

Beratan, David N. “Why Are DNA and Protein Electron Transfer So Different?.” Annual Review of Physical Chemistry, vol. 70, June 2019, pp. 71–97. Epmc, doi:10.1146/annurev-physchem-042018-052353. Full Text

Pages

Skourtis, S. S., and D. N. Beratan. “Single-and Multi-Electron Transfer Processes.” Electron Transfer in Chemistry, vol. 1, 2008, pp. 109–25. Scopus, doi:10.1002/9783527618248.ch3. Full Text

Beratan, D. N. “Molecular control of electron transfer events within and between biomolecules.” Molecular Electronics: Bio Sensors and Bio Computers, edited by L. Barsanti et al., vol. 96, SPRINGER, 2003, pp. 227–36.

Casimiro, D. R., et al. “Donor-acceptor electronic coupling in ruthenium-modified heme proteins.” Mechanistic Bioinorganic Chemistry, edited by H. H. Thorp and V. L. Pecoraro, vol. 246, AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 1995, pp. 471–85.

MARDER, S. R., et al. “STRUCTURE PROPERTY RELATIONSHIPS FOR MOLECULAR 2ND-ORDER NONLINEAR OPTICS.” Molecular Electronics  Science and Technology, edited by A. AVIRAM, vol. 262, AIP PRESS, 1992, pp. 252–64.

BERATAN, D. N., and J. N. ONUCHIC. “STRUCTURAL CONTROL OF ELECTRON-TRANSFER IN PROTEINS.” Molecular Basis of Oxidative Damage by Leukocytes, edited by A. J. Jesaitis and E. A. Dratz, CRC PRESS INC, 1992, pp. 57–67.

REGAN, J. J., et al. “FINDING ELECTRON-TRANSFER PATHWAYS.” Princeton Lectures on Biophysics, edited by W. Bialek, WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD, 1992, pp. 175–95.

MARDER, S. R., et al. “STRUCTURE PROPERTY RELATIONSHIPS FOR ORGANIC AND ORGANOMETALLIC MATERIALS WITH 2ND-ORDER OPTICAL NONLINEARITIES.” Organic Materials for Non Linear Optics Ii, edited by R. A. HANN and D. BLOOR, vol. 91, ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY, 1991, pp. 165–75.