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Credits and Disclaimers


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

This website is owned and managed by William (Bill) W. Christie.

He can be contacted by email at

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/editor.

Many of these web pages are new, and the rest have been substantially rewritten and updated in comparison to obsolete versions in the AOCS Lipid Library.

Many thanks for the following -

I am indebted to the James Hutton Institute (formerly the Scottish Crop Research Institute) and the Mylnefield Lipid Analysis, Invergowrie, Dundee, Scotland (DD2 5DA) for providing the library and laboratory facilities that made these web pages possible.


The LipidWeb and the author 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: January 16th, 2017 The lipidWeb logo