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

Babini, E., et al. “Bond-mediated electron tunneling in ruthenium-modified high-potential iron-sulfur protein [13].” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 122, no. 18, May 2000, pp. 4532–33. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja994472t. Full Text

Liang, Z. X., et al. “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, vol. 122, no. 14, Apr. 2000, pp. 3552–53. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja993951p. Full Text

Skourtis, S. S., and D. N. Beratan. “Theories of structure-function relationships for bridge-mediated electron transfer reactions.” Advances in Chemical Physics, vol. 106, Dec. 1999, pp. 377–452.

Kondru, R. K., et al. “Determination of the absolute configuration of 1,3,5,7-tetramethyl-1,3- dihydroindol-2-one by optical rotation computation.” Tetrahedron Asymmetry, vol. 10, no. 21, Oct. 1999, pp. 4143–50. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0957-4166(99)00443-7. Full Text

Kondru, R. K., et al. “Structural and Conformational Dependence of Optical Rotation Angles.” Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 103, no. 33, Aug. 1999, pp. 6603–11. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp990697e. Full Text

Zusman, L. D., and D. N. Beratan. “Electron transfer in three-center chemical systems.” Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 110, no. 21, June 1999, pp. 10468–81. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.478976. Full Text

Zusman, L. D., and D. N. Beratan. “Electron transfer in three-state systems.” J. Chem. Phys., vol. 110, 1999, pp. 10468–81.

Kondru, R. K., et al. “Atomic contributions to the optical rotation angle as a quantitative probe of molecular chirality.Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 282, no. 5397, Dec. 1998, pp. 2247–50. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.282.5397.2247. Full Text

Roitberg, Adrian E., et al. “Binding and Electron Transfer between Putidaredoxin and Cytochrome P450cam. Theory and Experiments.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 120, no. 35, American Chemical Society (ACS), Sept. 1998, pp. 8927–32. Crossref, doi:10.1021/ja9739906. Full Text

Zusman, L. D., and D. N. Beratan. “Electron transfer in the photosynthetic reaction center: mechanistic implications of mutagenesis studies.Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, vol. 54A, no. 9, Aug. 1998, pp. 1211–18. Epmc, doi:10.1016/s1386-1425(98)00071-7. Full Text