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

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

Kumar, K., et al. “Use of modern electron transfer theories to determine electronic coupling matrix elements in intramolecular systems.” Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 102, no. 28, July 1998, pp. 5529–41. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp980113t. Full Text

Priyadarshy, S., et al. “DNA-mediated electron transfer.” Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 3, no. 2, Apr. 1998, pp. 196–200. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s007750050221. Full Text

Beratan, D., and S. Skourtis. “Electron transfer mechanisms.Current Opinion in Chemical Biology, vol. 2, no. 2, Apr. 1998, pp. 235–43. Epmc, doi:10.1016/s1367-5931(98)80065-3. Full Text

Kondru, R. K., et al. “Theory-assisted determination of absolute stereochemistry for complex natural products via computation of molar rotation angles [17].” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 120, no. 9, Mar. 1998, pp. 2204–05. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja973690o. Full Text

Zusman, L. D., and D. N. Beratan. “Structure of the electrical double layer in high-temperature superconductors. Origin of the dip in the double-layer capacitance near the superconducting transition.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 101, no. 36, Sept. 1997, pp. 7095–99. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp971026o. Full Text