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Credits and Disclaimers


Scottish thistleMission 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 email address above.

Many thanks for the following -

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

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These web pages are not subjected to peer review, and suggestions for improvements are always welcomed; they are updated regularly as new information becomes available. The LipidWeb and the author reserve the right to modify and cancel any statement in any web document and regret that they cannot accept any responsibility for the consequences of any such change. 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.

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