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

Venkatramani, Ravindra, et al. “Breaking the simple proportionality between molecular conductances and charge transfer rates.Faraday Discussions, vol. 174, Jan. 2014, pp. 57–78. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c4fd00106k. Full Text

Yue, Yuankai, et al. “Evaluating the extent of intramolecular charge transfer in the excited states of rhenium(I) donor-acceptor complexes with time-resolved vibrational spectroscopy.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 117, no. 49, Dec. 2013, pp. 15903–16. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp409628e. Full Text

Wang, Y., et al. “Correction to "Enthalpic Signature of Methonium Desolvation Revealed in a Synthetic Host-Guest System Based on Cucurbit[7]uril".J Am Chem Soc, vol. 135, no. 46, Nov. 2013, p. 17650. Pubmed, doi:10.1021/ja408346j. Full Text

Lin, J., et al. “Triplet excitation energy dynamics in metal-organic frameworks.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 117, no. 43, Oct. 2013, pp. 22250–59. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp401515r. Full Text

Bloom, B. P., et al. “Ligand-induced changes in the characteristic size-dependent electronic energies of CdSe nanocrystals.” Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 117, no. 43, Oct. 2013, pp. 22401–11. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp403164w. Full Text

Jiang, Nan, et al. “Distance-independent charge recombination kinetics in cytochrome c-cytochrome c peroxidase complexes: compensating changes in the electronic coupling and reorganization energies.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 117, no. 31, Aug. 2013, pp. 9129–41. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp401551t. Full Text

Wierzbinski, Emil, et al. “The single-molecule conductance and electrochemical electron-transfer rate are related by a power law.Acs Nano, vol. 7, no. 6, June 2013, pp. 5391–401. Epmc, doi:10.1021/nn401321k. Full Text

Virshup, Aaron M., et al. “Stochastic voyages into uncharted chemical space produce a representative library of all possible drug-like compounds.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 135, no. 19, May 2013, pp. 7296–303. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja401184g. Full Text

Wang, Yi, et al. “Enthalpic signature of methonium desolvation revealed in a synthetic host-guest system based on cucurbit[7]uril.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 135, no. 16, Apr. 2013, pp. 6084–91. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja311327v. Full Text

De Vleeschouwer, Freija, et al. “Inverse design of molecules with optimal reactivity properties: acidity of 2-naphthol derivatives.Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics : Pccp, vol. 14, no. 46, Dec. 2012, pp. 16002–13. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c2cp42623d. Full Text