Chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile (CS) is vital in tear gas, most often utilized as a riot control agent. At ambient temperature, CS gas is a strong substance consisting of 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile and a volatile solvent. It’s also commonly blended with a pyrotechnic compound and dispersed as light particles in grenade launchers or canisters to produce distinctive smoke. This gas is widely regarded as non-lethal.
Although chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile (CS) is a more potent aggravating factor that provokes burning pain in the respiratory system and abnormal eye closure, its impacts wear off faster after only five to ten minutes of breathing in clean air. Meanwhile, prolonged exposure to chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile results in more severe conditions for people exposed to it.