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Table 5.6. Riot Control Agents

Chemical Name Abbreviated/Common Designation Uses
2-Chlorobenzylidene CS Military, law enforcement, personal protection
1-Chloroacetophenone CN (Mace®) Military, law enforcement, personal protection
Dibenzoxazepine CR Military
Oleoresin capsicum Pepper spray Military, law enforcement, personal protection
Diphenylaminearsine DM Military (rare)
Bromobenzylcyanide CA Military (rare)

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