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

Kurnikov, I. V., et al. “Structural fluctuations, spin, reorganization energy, and tunneling energy control of intramolecular electron transfer: The surprising case of electron transfer in a d8-d8 bimetallic system.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 119, no. 24, June 1997, pp. 5690–700. Scopus, doi:10.1021/ja970309r. Full Text

Zusman, L. D., and D. N. Beratan. “Three-state model for two-electron transfer reactions.” Journal of Physical Chemistry A, vol. 101, no. 22, May 1997, pp. 4136–41. Scopus, doi:10.1021/jp970123e. Full Text

Wolfgang, J., et al. “Secondary structure conformations and long range electronic interactions in oligopeptides.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 101, no. 15, Apr. 1997, pp. 2986–91.

Skourtis, S. S., and D. N. Beratan. “Electron transfer contact maps.” Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 101, no. 7, Feb. 1997, pp. 1215–34.

Beratan, D. N., et al. “DNA: Insulator or wire?Chemistry & Biology, vol. 4, no. 1, Jan. 1997, pp. 3–8. Epmc, doi:10.1016/s1074-5521(97)90230-1. Full Text

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

Skourtis, S. S., and D. N. Beratan. “High and low resolution theories of protein electron transfer.” Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, vol. 2, no. 3, Jan. 1997, pp. 378–86. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s007750050147. 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