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

Tong, G. S. M., et al. “Tunneling energy effects on GC oxidation in DNA.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 106, no. 9, Mar. 2002, pp. 2381–92. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp013387g. Full Text

Kurnikov, I. V., et al. “Hole size and energetics in double helical DNA: Competition between quantum delocalization and solvation localization.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 106, no. 1, Jan. 2002, pp. 7–10. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp0132329. Full Text

Lewis, F. D., et al. “Tunneling energy controls DNA electron transfer distance dependence.” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (Usa), vol. 99, 2002, pp. 12536–41.

Beratan, D. N., et al. “Optical activity: From structure - Function to structure prediction.” Acs Symposium Series, vol. 810, Jan. 2002, pp. 104–18. Scopus, doi:10.1021/bk-2002-0810.ch008. Full Text

Specht, K. M., et al. “Determining absolute configuration in flexible molecules: a case study.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 123, no. 37, Sept. 2001, pp. 8961–66. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja0104406. Full Text

Kurnikov, I. V., et al. “From ATP to electron transfer: Electrostatics and free-energy transduction in nitrogenase.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 105, no. 23, June 2001, pp. 5359–67. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp002540o. Full Text

Perry, T. L., et al. “New peroxylactones from the Jamaican sponge Plakinastrella onkodes, with inhibitory activity against the AIDS opportunistic parasitic infection Toxoplasma gondii.” Tetrahedron, vol. 57, no. 8, Feb. 2001, pp. 1483–87. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0040-4020(00)01134-0. Full Text

Lee, M., et al. “The nature of tunnel splitting mediated by stacked aromatics.” Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 104, no. 32, Aug. 2000, pp. 7593–99. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp994372+. Full Text

Kondru, R. K., et al. “Chiral action at a distance: remote substituent effects on the optical activity of calyculins A and B.Organic Letters, vol. 2, no. 11, June 2000, pp. 1509–12. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ol005634p. Full Text

Ribe, S., et al. “Optical rotation computation, total synthesis, and stereochemistry assignment of the marine natural product pitiamide A.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 122, no. 19, May 2000, pp. 4608–17. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja9945313. Full Text