These web pages constitute an introduction to the chemistry and biochemistry of individual lipid classes, together with an incomparable compendium of information on mass spectrometry of fatty acids. In addition, there is a Literature Survey section and a personal blog on lipid science. My aim is to explain the importance of naturally occurring lipids to a broad scientific readership, with the hope that the reading lists at the end of documents will satisfy those requiring a more specialized knowledge. Note the change of name of this website - the original "Lipidhome" coincided with that of an existing software package unfortunately. While the URL has not changed yet, it may later.
Mass spectrometry of fatty acid derivatives
Lipid matters - the LipidWeb blog
My personal interests in lipid science are represented in these pages, which began life in 1999 as the website www.lipidlibrary.co.uk, before I donated it to AOCS (retaining the copyright on key items). As I am able to update my web pages here regularly, they are much more up-to-date and accurate, and they are far better illustrated than obsolete versions elsewhere.
This website was created and is maintained by William (Bill) W. Christie
Site Updated: February 20th, 2017