Agent Name

Dibenzoxazepine

Alternative Name

CR

CAS Number

12770-99-9

Formula

C13-H9-N-O

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

CR (lacrimator); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Tear Gas Agents

Description

Yellow solid with an odor of pepper; Powder is dispersed using a small explosive or dissolved in a solvent and water and sprayed from a pressurized can; [DOD]

Sources/Uses

Used as a tear gas; [DOD]

Comments

Causes more lachrymation than other tear gases but has fewer unintended effects; Contact with skin, eyes, and mucous membranes causes pain and burning; Severe exposure may cause permanent eye injury (especially if not immediately washed out), difficulty breathing, coughing, fluid in the lungs, and possibly chemical burns to skin in presence of high humidity or water; [DOD] Causes mild (0.5 mg/1hr) to severe (20 mg/1hr) irritation to human skin; [RTECS]

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

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