Green chemistry and coronavirus

Sepideh Ahmadi, Navid Rabiee, Yousef Fatahi, Seyyed Emad Hooshmand, Mojtaba Bagherzadeh, Mohammad Rabiee, Vahid Jajarmi, Rassoul Dinarvand, Sajjad Habibzadeh, Mohammad Reza Saeb, Rajender S. Varma*, Mohammadreza Shokouhimehr*, Michael R. Hamblin*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The novel coronavirus pandemic has rapidly spread around the world since December 2019. Various techniques have been applied in identification of SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 infection including computed tomography imaging, whole genome sequencing, and molecular methods such as reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). This review article discusses the diagnostic methods currently being deployed for the SARS-CoV-2 identification including optical biosensors and point-of-care diagnostics that are on the horizon. These innovative technologies may provide a more accurate, sensitive and rapid diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 to manage the present novel coronavirus outbreak, and could be beneficial in preventing any future epidemics. Furthermore, the use of green synthesized nanomaterials in the optical biosensor devices could leads to sustainable and environmentally-friendly approaches for addressing this crisis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100415
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalSustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • SARS-CoV-2
  • COVID-19
  • Optical biosensor
  • Point-of-care
  • Early diagnosis


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