The Lipid Library

Lipid Chemistry, Biology, Technology & Analysis

A Lipid PrimerA Lipid Primer
Definitions, structures, composition, occurrence, biochemistry and functions of most types of fatty acids and lipids -

A Lipid PrimerBiochemistry and Physics of Lipids
Various subsections dealing with biochemistry and physics of lipids are planned and the first online are -

analysisLipid Analysis
Practical and theoretical descriptions of the many techniques used for the analysis of lipids, both chromatographic and spectroscopic, and including a current awareness service.

Oils fatsOils and Fats
These pages cover the chemistry and technology of oils and fats, the history of the subject, and oils and fats as commodities.

A summary of recent changes to the site in What's New, a page of Links to other useful sites, a list of Trivial Names of Fatty acids
together with a list of Rules for transcription into other languages.

Lipid Library


Site Updated: November 24th, 2014


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