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Antiviral surfaces and coatings and their mechanisms of action

Antiviral surfaces and coatings and their mechanisms of action
Antiviral surfaces and coatings and their mechanisms of action
Viral infections are a serious health challenge, and the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for antiviral measures and treatments for clean surfaces, especially in public places. Here, we review a range of natural and synthetic surface materials and coatings with antiviral properties, including metals, polymers and biopolymers, graphene and antimicrobial peptides, and their underpinning antiviral mechanisms. We also discuss the physico-chemical properties of surfaces which influence virus attachment and persistence on surfaces. Finally, an overview is given of the current practices and applications of antiviral and virucidal materials and coatings in consumer products, personal protective equipment, healthcare and public settings.
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Rakowska, Paulina
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Rakowska, Paulina, Tiddia, Mariavitalia, Faruqui, Nilofar, Bankier, Claire, Pei, Yiwen, Pollard, A.J., Zhang, Junting and Gilmore, I. (2021) Antiviral surfaces and coatings and their mechanisms of action. Communications Materials. (doi:10.1038/s43246-021-00153-y).

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Viral infections are a serious health challenge, and the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for antiviral measures and treatments for clean surfaces, especially in public places. Here, we review a range of natural and synthetic surface materials and coatings with antiviral properties, including metals, polymers and biopolymers, graphene and antimicrobial peptides, and their underpinning antiviral mechanisms. We also discuss the physico-chemical properties of surfaces which influence virus attachment and persistence on surfaces. Finally, an overview is given of the current practices and applications of antiviral and virucidal materials and coatings in consumer products, personal protective equipment, healthcare and public settings.

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Accepted/In Press date: 6 April 2021
Published date: 28 May 2021

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Local EPrints ID: 457064
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/457064
ISSN: 2662-4443
PURE UUID: bca30a6a-3019-44a7-9d61-f6752a39b5d1
ORCID for Paulina Rakowska: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3710-8395

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Date deposited: 23 May 2022 16:43
Last modified: 24 May 2022 01:55

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Author: Mariavitalia Tiddia
Author: Nilofar Faruqui
Author: Claire Bankier
Author: Yiwen Pei
Author: A.J. Pollard
Author: Junting Zhang
Author: I. Gilmore

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