Can Carbon Quantum Dots (CQDs) or Boron Compounds be an Ultimate Solution for COVID-19 Therapy?

Document Type : Review Paper


1 Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Biruni University, 34010, Topkapı, İstanbul, Turkey.

2 Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Gazi University, 06330, Ankara, Turkey.



Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is an infectious and highly transmissible disease that is affected by SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) and for which there are presently no approved treatments. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. It is also a member of the coronaviruse family and known to cause similar illnesses in humans. The last outbreak has been identified as a Pandemic because of COVID-19 infections in humans. This review has been prepared to give some information to readers or scientists about some new generation of boron-doped or boron attached composite quantum dots during the design phase of the drug or drug delivery systems to be developed to combat COVID-19 and to help in the design of new drugs and systems by opening some new horizons. All scientists and researchers must quickly share their ideas and experiences in the fight against COVID-19 to find a better therapy or strategy for humans, and thus we can be successful. In this sense, this review offers readers some new ideas and rational perspectives. In conclusion, boron-containing composite carbon quantum dots appear to be the most suitable delivery system for treating COVID-19 infections especially when they are delivered through the lung.

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Can Carbon Quantum Dots (CQDs) or Boron Compounds be an Ultimate Solution for COVID-19 Therapy?


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