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

Kondru, R. K., et al. “Synthetic and model computational studies of molar rotation additivity for interacting chiral centers: a reinvestigation of van't Hoff's principle.Chirality, vol. 9, no. 5–6, Jan. 1997, pp. 469–77. Epmc, doi:10.1002/(sici)1520-636x(1997)9:5/6<469::aid-chir13>3.0.co;2-m. Full Text

Priyadarshy, S., et al. “DNA double-helix-mediated long-range electron transfer.” International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, vol. 60, no. 8, Dec. 1996, pp. 1789–95. Scopus, doi:10.1002/(SICI)1097-461X(1996)60:8<1789::AID-QUA6>3.0.CO;2-U. Full Text

Nocek, Judith M., et al. “Theory and Practice of Electron Transfer within Proteinminus signProtein Complexes: Application to the Multidomain Binding of Cytochrome c by Cytochrome c Peroxidase.Chemical Reviews, vol. 96, no. 7, Nov. 1996, pp. 2459–90. Epmc, doi:10.1021/cr9500444. Full Text

Priyadarshy, S., et al. “DNA is not a molecular wire: Protein-like electron-transfer predicted for an extended π-electron system.” Journal of Physical Chemistry, vol. 100, no. 44, Oct. 1996, pp. 17678–82. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp961731h. Full Text

Kuhn, C., and D. N. Beratan. “Inverse strategies for molecular design.” Journal of Physical Chemistry, vol. 100, no. 25, June 1996, pp. 10595–99. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp960518i. Full Text

Priyadarshy, S., et al. “Bridge-mediated electronic interactions: Differences between Hamiltonian and Green function partitioning in a non-orthogonal basis.” Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 104, no. 23, June 1996, pp. 9473–81. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.471690. Full Text

Skourtis, S. S., et al. “A method to analyze multi-pathway effects on protein mediated donor-acceptor coupling interactions.” Inorganica Chimica Acta, vol. 243, no. 1–2, Feb. 1996, pp. 167–75. Scopus, doi:10.1016/0020-1693(96)04904-3. Full Text

Priyadarshy, S., et al. “Acetylenyl-linked, porphyrin-bridged, donor-acceptor molecules: A theoretical analysis of the molecular first hyperpolarizability in highly conjugated push-pull chromophore structures.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 118, no. 6, Feb. 1996, pp. 1504–10. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja952690q. Full Text

Zusman, L. D., and D. N. Beratan. “Two-electron transfer reactions in polar solvents.” Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 105, no. 1, Jan. 1996, pp. 165–76. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.471862. Full Text