Credits and Disclaimers



Mission statement: The AOCS Lipid Library is an open access website, which is intended to be the major online source of information on lipid science and technology. It is freely available to scientists, technologists, students and laymen everywhere.

This website is owned and managed by AOCS (American Oil Chemists' Society). The Joint Editors-in-Chief are - John L. Harwood and Randall J. Weselake, with the assistance of an Editorial Board of eminent scientists.

They can be contacted by email at and, respectively.

We will usually grant all reasonable requests for permission for figures in these documents to be used elsewhere for non-profit-making purposes, provided the source is acknowledged, but we retain the copyright. Formal requests should be sent to the author and to one of the joint Editors-in-Chief.



The Lipid Library and the authors reserve the right to modify and cancel any statement in these documents and regret that they cannot accept any responsibility for the consequences of any such changes. To the best of our knowledge all information is correct, but we cannot accept liability for any errors.

Please note! Many of the procedures used in the analysis of lipids require the use of solvents and other hazardous materials. We cannot accept any responsibility for accidents that may occur while using methods described in these web pages.

Updated: August 15, 2012