A malodorant is a chemical compound whose extreme stench acts as a temporary incapacitant. It attacks the olfactory and/or trigeminal nerves of the person introduced to the chemical. These compounds are usually composed of at least two ingredients: the malodorant compound and a carrier liquid. Malodorant compositions have a toxicity category rating of III or higher.
Compounds used as malodorants 
Common responses to malodorant 
- Immediate nausea
- Various levels of discomfort
Weapon examples 
See also 
- ^ US weapons research is raising a stink. David Hambling, The Guardian, Thursday 10 July 2008