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Chloroacetophenone is a white or pale yellow color compound and also called phenacyl chloride. It is an important building block in organic chemistry. It is produced by the Friedel-Crafts acylation of benzene by utilizing chloroacetyl chloride. This process is completed in the presence of aluminum chloride as a catalyst. Furthermore, chloroacetophenone is mostly used either in the form of fine dust or aerosol. It is insoluble in water but can be soluble in alcohol and carbon tetrachloride. The chloroacetophenone is substituted acetophenone and finds application in the army & security forces, pharmaceutical, and personal care industry.
In the personal care industry, chloroacetophenone is used for the production of pepper sprays, which is mainly utilized for the self-protection and security from another person. The chloroacetophenone as a pepper spray helps to provide the irritation to the eyes, skin, and in the respiratory tract. Additionally, in the army & security application, the chloroacetophenone is used in the manufacturing of smoke bombs and tear gas, which is utilized to control riot outbreaks and to make groups disperse. Hence rising demand for chloroacetophenone in the cosmetics and army & security forces applications will drive the chloroacetophenone market growth during the forecast timeline.
However, chloroacetophenone reacts with moisture and creates hydrogen oxide, which is toxic in nature. Further, inhalation or direct contact of chloroacetophenone can cause tightness of the chest, lung infection, vomiting, and nausea. Hence, these factors are anticipated to hamper the market growth.
Key Market Driver -
Rising demand for chloroacetophenone in the personal care and army & security forces application to drive the market growth
Key Market Restraint -
Hazardous health impact of chloroacetophenone to restrict the market growth
Based on type, the chloroacetophenone market is segmented into dust and aerosol. Based on application, the market is segmented into army & security forces, personal care, pharmaceuticals, and others. From a geographical standpoint, the market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa.
The key players in the Chloroacetophenone market includes TCI (Shanghai) Development Co., Ltd., Santa Cruz Biotechnology, Inc., The Good Scents Company, Fisher Scientific, SynZeal, Haz-Map, Sisco Research Laboratories Pvt. Ltd, Lianyungang Guangda Chemical Co. Ltd., Taj Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Val Organics Pvt. Ltd., Clarion Drug Ltd., and Neuchatel Chemie Specialities.
Asia Pacific is expected to register sustainable growth in the chloroacetophenone market during the forecast period. The growth is associated with the rising demand for chloroacetophenone in the pepper spray, which is utilized in cosmetics applications. The rising product demand in the pharmaceutical industry will fuel the market in Europe. In North America, the growth is owing to the rising product adoption for the manufacturing of tear gas. The Middle East & Africa is anticipated to witness significant growth, owing to the rising product adoption to produce smoke bombs, which is used in the army & security forces.
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