Synonym: Cyclopenta(c) pyran-4-carboxylic acid, 1,4a-alpha,5,7a-alpha-tetrahydro-1-hydroxy-7-(hydroxymethyl)-, methyl ester or Methyl (1S,2R,6S)-2-hydroxy-9-(hydroxymethyl)-3-oxabicyclo[4.3.0]nona-4,8-diene-5-carboxylate
CAS Number: 6902-77-8
Empirical Formula: C11H14O5
Molecular Weight: 226.227
Genipin is a biocompatible, naturally occurring, biodegradable crosslinking agent for molecules containing primary amines, such as chitosan and proteins (e.g., collagen, gelatin, fresh tissue, and so on). Genipin is much less toxic than many other commonly used synthetic cross-linking reagents. Genipin crosslinked biomaterials have been studied for use in bioadhesives, wound dressing products, vascular grafts, heart valves, and bone substitutes.