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

Zheng, Lianjun, et al. “Where Is the Electronic Oscillator Strength? Mapping Oscillator Strength across Molecular Absorption Spectra.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 120, no. 11, Mar. 2016, pp. 1933–43. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpca.6b00692. Full Text

Polizzi, Nicholas F., et al. “Photoinduced Electron Transfer Elicits a Change in the Static Dielectric Constant of a de Novo Designed Protein.Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 138, no. 7, Feb. 2016, pp. 2130–33. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jacs.5b13180. Full Text

Yue, Yuankai, et al. “Correction to "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. 120, no. 3, Jan. 2016, p. 596. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpcb.5b12238. Full Text

Yue, Yuankai, et al. “Correction to Full Electron Ligand-to-Ligand Charge Transfer in a Compact Rhenium(I) Complex.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. A, vol. 120, no. 3, Jan. 2016, p. 473. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpca.6b00093. Full Text

Yue, Yuankai, et al. “Correction: Electron transfer rate modulation in a compact Re(i) donor-acceptor complex.Dalton Transactions (Cambridge, England : 2003), vol. 45, no. 2, Jan. 2016, p. 842. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c5dt90221e. Full Text

Antoniou, P., et al. “Vibrational control of electron-transfer reactions: a feasibility study for the fast coherent transfer regime.Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics : Pccp, vol. 17, no. 46, Dec. 2015, pp. 30854–66. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c5cp00610d. Full Text

Polizzi, N. F., and D. N. Beratan. “Open-Access, Interactive Explorations for Teaching and Learning Quantum Dynamics.” Journal of Chemical Education, vol. 92, no. 12, Nov. 2015, pp. 2161–64. Scopus, doi:10.1021/acs.jchemed.5b00662. Full Text

Polizzi, Nicholas F., et al. “Defusing redox bombs?Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 112, no. 35, Sept. 2015, pp. 10821–22. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1513520112. Full Text

Zhang, Yuqi, et al. “Conformationally Gated Charge Transfer in DNA Three-Way Junctions.The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, vol. 6, no. 13, July 2015, pp. 2434–38. Epmc, doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.5b00863. Full Text

Lin, Jiaxing, et al. “Two-Electron Transfer Pathways.The Journal of Physical Chemistry. B, vol. 119, no. 24, June 2015, pp. 7589–97. Epmc, doi:10.1021/jp511429z. Full Text