3,6-dichloropyrazine-2-carbonitrile is used to produce Favipiravir, a drug used to treat advanced Ebola virus infection in small animal models.
Favipiravir, also known as T-705 or Avigan, is an antiviral drug being developed by Toyama Chemical (Fujifilm group) of Japan with activity against many RNA viruses. In February 2020 Favipiravir was being studied in China for experimental treatment of the emergent COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) disease and it has show positive results.
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