Custom Lipid Synthesis

Custom Lipid Synthesis

Lipids are a diverse and ubiquitous group of compounds which have many key biological functions, such as acting as structural components of cell membranes, serving as energy storage sources and participating in signaling pathways.

As one of the leading companies in the field of custom synthesis, BOC Sciences has extensive experience in lipid design and synthesis. Our expert team is always ready to solve any synthetic problems and provide the highest quality products for the smooth conduction of your research.

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Application of Lipids

Lipids are a diverse group of biomolecules that play important roles in various cellular processes. Here are some of the applications of lipids:

Cell membrane structure: Lipids such as phospholipids and cholesterol are important components of cell membranes. They provide structural support and play a key role in maintaining the integrity of the cell membrane.

Industrial applications: Lipids are used in various industrial applications, such as in the production of biodiesel and as emulsifiers in food and cosmetic industries.

Research: Lipids are used in various research applications, such as in lipidomics, the study of lipids and their functions in biological systems. Lipids are also used as model systems to study the properties of biological membranes.

Our Services

We can synthesize different types of lipids according to customers' requirements. Our featured services for custom lipid synthesis include:

Fatty acids synthesis: These are the building blocks of most lipids. They can be saturated or unsaturated.

Triglycerides synthesis: These are the most common type of fat found in food and in the body.

Phospholipids synthesis: These are the main components of cell membranes. They have a hydrophilic (water-loving) head and a hydrophobic (water-repelling) tail.

Steroids synthesis: These are a group of lipids with a distinctive four-ring structure.

Glycolipids synthesis: These are lipids with a carbohydrate attached to them. They are important components of cell membranes and can also have signaling functions.

Lipoproteins synthesis: These are complexes of lipids and proteins that transport lipids in the blood and are important for lipid metabolism.

In addition to common lipids synthesis, we also provide some modified lipid synthesis services:

  • PEGylated lipids
  • Fluorescent lipids
  • Biotinylated lipids
  • Halogenated lipids
  • Oxidized lipids

Lipids Purification & Analysis

The purification of lipids usually involves a combination of different techniques such as extraction, chromatography, and precipitation. However, the analysis of lipids can provide valuable information about the composition and function of cell membranes, energy storage, and signaling pathways. The available techniques include:

  • Thin-layer chromatography (TLC)
  • Gas chromatography (GC)
  • High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)
  • Mass spectrometry (MS)
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)

Overall, the synthesis of lipid molecules is a complex and highly regulated process that is essential for the proper functioning of cells and organisms. BOC Sciences can provide a variety of lipid synthesis services.

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