Faculty Profiles

David N. Beratan
R.J. Reynolds Distinguished 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

Mukhopadhyay, Parag, et al. “Contribution of a solute's chiral solvent imprint to optical rotation.Angewandte Chemie (International Ed. in English), vol. 46, no. 34, Jan. 2007, pp. 6450–52. Epmc, doi:10.1002/anie.200702273. Full Text

Keinan, Shahar, et al. “Designing molecules with optimal properties using the linear combination of atomic potentials approach in an AM1 semiempirical framework.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 111, no. 1, Jan. 2007, pp. 176–81. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp0646168. Full Text

Skourtis, Spiros S., et al. “Flavin Charge Transfer Transitions Assist DNA Photolyase Electron Transfer.Aip Conference Proceedings, vol. 963, Jan. 2007, pp. 674–77. Epmc, doi:10.1063/1.2836174. Full Text

Skourtis, S. S., et al. The effects of bridge motion on electron transfer reactions mediated by tunneling. Dec. 2006, pp. 357–82. Scopus, doi:10.1016/B978-044452220-7/50082-4. Full Text

Mukhopadhyay, Parag, et al. “Solvent effect on optical rotation: A case study of methyloxirane in water.Chemphyschem : A European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry, vol. 7, no. 12, Dec. 2006, pp. 2483–86. Epmc, doi:10.1002/cphc.200600477. Full Text

Perry, Jennifer L., et al. “Binding of warfarin influences the acid-base equilibrium of H242 in sudlow site I of human serum albumin.Photochemistry and Photobiology, vol. 82, no. 5, Sept. 2006, pp. 1365–69. Epmc, doi:10.1562/2006-02-23-ra-811. Full Text

Skourtis, S. S., and D. N. Beratan. “Guest editorial: Electron transfer.” Molecular Simulation, vol. 32, no. 9, Aug. 2006, pp. 675–76. Scopus, doi:10.1080/08927020600991120. Full Text

Kawatsu, T., and D. N. Beratan. “Electron transfer between cofactors in protein domains linked by a flexible tether.” Chemical Physics, vol. 326, no. 1, July 2006, pp. 259–69. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.chemphys.2006.01.020. Full Text

Wang, Mingliang, et al. “Designing molecules by optimizing potentials.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 128, no. 10, Mar. 2006, pp. 3228–32. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja0572046. Full Text