Viewpoint: How the Graphene Could Help to Decrease SARS-CoV-2 Spread?

Authors

  • Victor Ruíz-Santoyo
    Affiliation

    Engineering Department, University Center of Los Altos, University of Guadalajara, C.P. 47600, Tepatitlán de Morelos, No. 1200, Av. Rafael Casillas Aceves, Mexico

    Department of Earth and Life Sciences, University Center of Los Lagos, University of Guadalajara, C.P. 47460, Lagos de Moreno, No. 1144, Av. Enrique Díaz de León, Mexico

  • Rafael Romero-Toledo ORCID
    Affiliation

    Engineering Department, University Center of Los Altos, University of Guadalajara, C.P. 47600, Tepatitlán de Morelos, No. 1200, Av. Rafael Casillas Aceves, Mexico

    Chemical Engineering Department, Division of Natural and Exact Sciences, University of Guanajuato, C.P. 36050, Guanajuato, s/n, Noria Alta, Mexico

  • Beatriz A. Andrade-Espinoza ORCID
    Affiliation

    Clinic Department, University Center of Los Altos, University of Guadalajara, C.P. 47600, Tepatitlán de Morelos, No. 1200, Av. Rafael Casillas Aceves, Mexico

  • Virginia F. Marañón-Ruiz
    Affiliation

    Department of Earth and Life Sciences, University Center of Los Lagos, University of Guadalajara, C.P. 47460, Lagos de Moreno, No. 1144, Av. Enrique Díaz de León, Mexico

https://doi.org/10.3311/PPch.17568

Abstract

The COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019), caused by the SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2) began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. Until February 2021, there are 110 million of infected people, 60 million have recovered and approximately 2.5 million have passed away worldwide according to WHO. The coronavirus pandemic is evolving very rapidly and represents a risk for health care workers and society in general. Moreover, pandemic has tested the limits of health systems by raising questions about forms of prevention, management of infections with conventional therapies and the use of diagnostic tools. In this article we discussed the possible role of the nanostructured-graphene based materials as aid tools for preventing the spread and infection of SARS-CoV-2. In this regard, nanotechnology could take part in the fight against the spread of future diseases caused by deadly viruses. However, its use should be well founded in terms of biocompatibility. Therefore, we have proposed an approach based on graphene nanomaterials as possible allies for the fight against the COVID-19 spread based on the physicochemical features that present these novel nanomaterials.

Keywords:

COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, infection, graphene nanomaterials

Published Online

2021-04-12

How to Cite

Ruíz-Santoyo, V., Romero-Toledo, R., Andrade-Espinoza, B. A., Marañón-Ruiz, V. “Viewpoint: How the Graphene Could Help to Decrease SARS-CoV-2 Spread?”, Periodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering, 65(3), pp. 283–291, 2021. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPch.17568

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