University Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (12): 82-86.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202008020

Special Issue: 科学抗疫中的化学

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Applications of Nanotematerials in Viral Pandemics

Chenyun Feng1, Yu Gao1,2,*(), Yaofeng Yuan3   

  1. 1 Cancer Metastasis Alert and Prevention Center, College of Chemistry, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350108, P. R. China
    2 Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Cancer Metastasis Chemoprevention and Chemotherapy, Fuzhou 350108, P. R. China
    3 College of Chemistry, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350108, P. R. China
  • Received:2020-08-08 Accepted:2020-09-01 Published:2020-09-14
  • Contact: Yu Gao E-mail:ygao@fzu.edu.cn

Abstract:

The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has enabled scientists around the world to work on the areas such as prevention of virus spread, virus inactivation, and vaccine preparation. Based on the development of nanotechnology, the emergence of some nanomaterials provides some excellent solutions to overcome the virus pandemic: by spraying nano-coating, the masks and protective clothing in medical institutions can be self-sterilized; by adding nano-adjuvants, vaccines can produce stronger responses to antigen of lower doses; by wrapping with nanocarriers, drugs can escape the monitoring of the immune system so as to obtain better antiviral effects. The unique chemical properties of some nanomaterials indicate the broad prospects in future applications. In conclusion, nanomaterials will play an important role in combating COVID-19 and the future anti-viral pandemics.

Key words: Viral pandemics, COVID-19, Nanomaterials, Viral control

MSC2000: 

  • G64