Rapid Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 by Silicon Nitride, Copper, and Aluminum Nitride

  title={Rapid Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 by Silicon Nitride, Copper, and Aluminum Nitride},
  author={G. Pezzotti and E. Ohgitani and M. Shin-Ya and T. Adachi and E. Marin and F. Boschetto and Wenliang Zhu and O. Mazda},
Introduction Viral disease spread by contaminated commonly touched surfaces is a global concern. Silicon nitride, an industrial ceramic that is also used as an implant in spine surgery, has known antibacterial activity. The mechanism of antibacterial action relates to the hydrolytic release of surface disinfectants. It is hypothesized that silicon nitride can also inactivate the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Methods SARS-CoV-2 virions were exposed to 15 wt.% aqueous suspensions of silicon nitride… Expand
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