[Virus inactivation by hydrogen peroxide]

Vopr Virusol. 1977 Nov-Dec;(6):731-3.
[Article in Russian]


The effect of H2O2 on adenovirus types 3 and 6, adenoassociated virus type 4, rhinoviruses 1A, 1B, and type 7, myxoviruses, influenza A and B, respiratory syncytial virus, strain Long, and coronavirus strain 229E was studied in vitro, using different H2O2 concentration and timec of exposure. H2O2 in a 3 percent concentration inactivated all the viruses under study within 1--30 min. Coronavirus and influenza viruses were found to be most sensitive. Reoviruses, adenoviruses and adenoassociated virus were relatively stable. H2O2 is a convenient means for virus inactivation.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adenoviridae / drug effects
  • Antiviral Agents*
  • Coronaviridae / drug effects
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Hydrogen Peroxide / pharmacology*
  • Influenza A virus / drug effects
  • Reoviridae / drug effects
  • Respiratory Syncytial Viruses / drug effects
  • Rhinovirus / drug effects
  • Viruses / drug effects*


  • Antiviral Agents
  • Hydrogen Peroxide