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

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

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