Chloroacetophenone (CN) is an acetophenone that is an essential component in organic synthesis. Other than that, it has traditionally been utilized as a riot control tool, where it is marked CN. However, its usage has declined since pepper spray acts quicker and diffuses more quicker than CN.
In addition, chloroacetophenone (CN) exposure poses people with various health risks. It irritates the tracheobronchial tubes, conjunctiva, nose, and mouth mucosal membranes. It may sometimes cause more widespread symptoms like momentary disturbances in direction, equilibrium, and syncope. Occasionally, allergic contact, persistent dermatitis, and irritating cutaneous eruptions have been recorded.