Hypochlorous Acid: A Review

J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2020 Sep;78(9):1461-1466. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2020.06.029. Epub 2020 Jun 25.


The surgeon needs to have an inexpensive, available, nontoxic, and practical disinfectant that is effective in sanitizing against the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) virus. The purpose of this article was to review the evidence for using hypochlorous acid in the office setting on a daily basis. The method used to assemble recommendations was a review of the literature including evidence for this solution when used in different locations and industries other than the oral-maxillofacial clinic facility. The results indicate that this material can be used with a high predictability for disinfecting against the COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) virus.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Betacoronavirus
  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus Infections / prevention & control*
  • Dental Offices
  • Disinfectants / chemistry*
  • Humans
  • Hypochlorous Acid / chemistry*
  • Pandemics / prevention & control*
  • Pneumonia, Viral / prevention & control*
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Surgery, Oral


  • Disinfectants
  • Hypochlorous Acid