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Thread: Chemistry: Coloured Smoke Flares & Pepper Spray Mix

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    Chemistry: Coloured Smoke Flares & Pepper Spray Mix

    Hi, guys. Does anyone know if you're able to add maybe the food-grade pepper extract to the smoke flare composition mix (KClO3 etc)? Or maybe even the homemade composition of pepper spray (peppers soaked in alcohol, then boiled etc). I know there's pepper spray grenades etc, but I need something (fictionally) that lasts the length/is hidden in a smoke flare. Or would you need something like potassium nitrate instead to burn at higher temp etc if it's changed from the likes of dye to anything to do with the pepper mix?

    Thank you so much for any help.

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    Pepper spray and CS (Chemical Smoke) grenades are two different animals. Pepper spray is a pepper based liquid irritant delivered in an aerosol, and CS is generated in a thermal reaction. I don't think it would work to try to deliver pepper spray in a flare, although I suppose you could package a CS grenade in the form of a flare, if that's what you need. CS is some pretty noxious stuff. I'll take pepper spray over it any day of the week.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CS_gas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al X. View Post
    I don't think it would work to try to deliver pepper spray in a flare
    Yup. The most you might achieve is some slightly noxious smoke - the temperature in the flare is going to destroy the pepper spray material. I would expect the same problem with CS.
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    Hmmm, looks like just running with the likes of tear gas and smoke flares as separate devices, then! Thank you for answering, guys!! Helps in huge ways.

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    You might not be able to combine a flare and pepper extract, but designing a flare with colored smoke designed to be a debilitating irritant is not hard to do either.

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