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On-demand cold plasma activation of acetyl donors for bacteria and virus decontamination

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Article number054104
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2/08/2021
<mark>Journal</mark>Applied Physics Letters
Issue number5
Volume119
Number of pages5
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Antibiotics are commonly used as the first line of defense in the treatment of infectious diseases. However, the rise of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is rendering many antibiotics less effective. Consequently, effective non-antibiotic antimicrobial strategies are urgently needed to combat AMR. This paper presents a strategy utilizing cold plasma for the "on-demand"activation of acetyl donor molecules. The process generates an aqueous-based antimicrobial formulation comprising a rich mixture of highly oxidizing molecules: peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and other reactive oxygen and nitrogen species. The synergistic potent oxidative action between these molecules is shown to be highly effective at eradicating common wound pathogenic bacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus) and at inactivating a virus (SARS-CoV-2).

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Copyright 2021 American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Applied Physics Letters, 119, (5), 2021 and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0062787 This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics.