Welcome to the AOCS Lipid Library®!

The AOCS Lipid Library® is one of the leading online sources of information related to lipid science and technology today. This site is for students, technologists, scientists, and laypersons to learn more about lipid chemistry and technology.

The website is owned and managed by AOCS, but the scientific content is under the direction of the editorial team. Beginning January 2017, Alejandro Marangoni begins his term as Editor-in-Chief of the Lipid Library.

Basics of Lipid Chemistry

The following topics can be found on The Lipid Web.

Top Viewed Resources

Lipid Chemistry
Hei Sook Sul, Ph.D.
Scot J. Stone, B.Sc., Ph.D.
Gary D. Lopaschuk
Richard Lehner B.Sc., Ph.D.

Triglyceride Property Calculator (TPC)

The triglyceride property calculator (TPC) allows users to explore how molecular composition and polymorphic form affects the melting properties of triacylglycerides (TAGs).
The app uses various empirical models to predict melting enthalpy and temperature for triacylglycerides of various molecular compositions and melting properties specified by the user.
When available, experimentally determined melting properties are provided for comparison.
The TPC was developed at the Marangoni Research Lab at the University of Guelph.

Recently Added Resources

Some Miscellaneous Fatty Acids
Hydroxy and Hydroperoxy Fatty Acids
Epoxy Fatty Acids