What is the active component of pepper spray?

ammonia
formic acid
piperine
capsaicin
Pepper spray (also known as capsicum spray) is a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and temporary blindness used in policing, riot control, crowd control, and self-defence.
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