These web pages constitute an introduction to the chemistry and biochemistry of lipids, together with an incomparable compendium of information on mass spectrometry of fatty acids. The revised web pages here now bear little resemblance to out-dated versions in the AOCS Lipid Library. "Lipid Essentials" includes four new documents while "Mass Spectrometry" has more than twenty. To these, I have added an experimental "Literature Survey" section, and I have resurrected my blog by popular demand. My aim is to explain the importance of naturally occurring lipids to a broad scientific readership, but I trust that the reading lists at the end of documents will satisfy those who require a more specialized knowledge.
Mass spectrometry of fatty acid derivatives
Lipid matters - the LipidHome blog
These pages represent my personal interests in lipid science and began life in 1999 as the website www.lipidlibrary.co.uk, before I donated it to AOCS (retaining the copyright on key items). The revised documents here are much more up-to-date and accurate and they are far better illustrated than the obsolete versions in the Lipidlibrary, and in contrast to the latter they are updated regularly. Many new documents have been added in all sections. The AOCS Lipid Library in its present revised form no longer meets the standards of presentation or accuracy that I require for my web pages.
This website was created and is maintained by William (Bill) W. Christie
Site Updated: September 25th, 2016