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« on: 04/10/2007 17:41:58 »
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« Reply #1 on: 04/10/2007 19:22:18 »
There are a few chemicals used as tear gases; they are not generally gases. IIRC they work by michael addition at thiol groups on the proteins in the nerves of the eye, but I realise that probably doesn't mean a lot to most people, so this might help.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tear_gas
 

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