Larodan’s catalog consists of around 3,000 different lipids, lipid analogs and lipid-like compounds. It is likely that we have the most comprehensive collection of such compounds in the world.

Most of these compounds we keep in stock and are offered at a fixed price. Other compounds are made to order.

Search by name, synonyms, CAS or InChiKeys

In our catalog we list several types of names and synonyms for our products, to make it easier to find them. Other key identifiers are CAS numbers and InChi Keys. The molecular structure is also displayed alongside other structural data.

We are also quite proud of our internal product numbering system. It is a logical system that provides structural information of most compounds. The first two numbers indicate the lipid class, the third and fourth number indicate the number of carbons, the fifth and sixth number indicate the number of double bonds, and seventh and eight numbers the size (weight).

The listing of our products is organized (mainly) in accordance with a classification system dividing lipids into eight different classes.

Mixtures and kits

In addition to the chemically (isomeric or enantiomeric) pure compounds described above, the catalog contains natural extracts with a naturally varying mix of compounds or isomers.

We also offer a large selection of mixtures of isomerically pure compounds, typically designed to function as ready-to-use reference standards.

Stable Isotope Labeled (SIL) Lipids

In several of our compound classes we may offer both a synthetic version of the naturally occurring compound and an extracted natural compound. A common modification of the naturally occurring compound is stable isotope labelling (SIL) with deuterium or carbon-13, resulting in lipid analogs. Other modifications include fluorescent labels, PEGylation, etc.

If our catalog should not contain a particular compound a customer is looking for, we can potentially offer this via a custom synthesis. We pride ourselves in being able to manufacture almost any lipid, lipid analog or lipid-like compound.


Our selection of sterols includes a large variety of cholesteryl esters along with the basic cholesterols and derivatives. It also contains a subsection with plant sterols (phytosterols).

Acylglycerols and glycerolipids

In our catalog, glycerolipids are organized under acylglycerols, since this is probably the most common and important type. Acylglycerols are also referred to as glycerides or glycerol esters. These come in a large variety depending on fatty acid composition. Acylglycerols have either one, two or three fatty acid chains and are thus referred to as mono-acylglycerols (MAG), di-acylglycerols (DAG) and tri-acylglycerols TAG). The single chain of a mono-acylglycerols may be either in the first position (1-MAG) or in the second (2-MAG).

Di-acylglycerols may have the two chains of the same fatty acid or be mixed with two different fatty acids, and those chains may be either in the first and third positions (1,3 DAG) or in the first and second position (1,2 DAG).

Tri-acylglycerols may have three chains of the same fatty acid or be mixed with either two or even three different fatty acids. Our catalog contains all such varieties of acylglycerols.

Under the acylglycerol section we also list a few structurally related compound classes:

  • Alkylglycerols and alkenylglycerols, sometimes referred to as ether lipids
  • Glycolipids in the form of acylglycerol compounds containing a sugar in stead of a fatty acid, such as galactolipids
  • Cationic lipids and ionizable lipids (such as DOTAP and DODMA)


Also related to acylglycerols but separately listed is a quickly expanding range of monochloropropanediols (MCPD) and MCPD esters. This section contains 3-MCPD and 2-MCPD, as well as monobromopropanediols (MBPD), glycidol and glycidyl esters.


Contained within the phospholipids section are all major subclasses: phosphatidylcholine (PC), phosphatidylethanolamine (PE), phosphatidylserine (PS), phosphatidylglycerol (PG), phosphatidylinositol (PI) and phosphatidic acids (PA). There are also varieties of cardiolipin as well as alkyl (e.g. platelet activating factor, PAF) and alkenyl (e.g. plasmalogen) phospholipids.


Another section within fatty acids is the collection of oxylipins. It includes not only the famous eicosanoids (20-carbon structures such as prostaglandins) but also docosanoids (22 carbons) and octadecanoids (18 carbons). Our catalog lists compounds also by type of oxidation such as hydroxy, keto (oxy), epoxy, hydroperoxy, or ether.

For most of the free fatty acids (FFA) in the catalog, we also offer their ethyl and methyl esters (FAME). These esters are ready for use with HPLC and GC, respectively.

Fatty acids

Our range of fatty acids (FA) contains carbon numbers from 3 to 48, which may just be the longest fatty acids ever synthesized. We have an extensive collection of short, medium, long and very long chains. It includes all types of double-bond configurations from saturated to mono-unsaturated and poly-unsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), as well as conjugated fatty acids (including CLA) and trans fatty acids. Further variations include collections of cyclic fatty acids (including furans) and branched fatty acids.


The catalog also contains a number of different compound classes that are related to fatty acids. This includes simple structures such as FA acetate, FA chlorides, FA sodium salts (soaps), methane sulfonates, fatty Amides, fatty alcohols and saturated hydrocarbons. It also includes more complex compound fatty acid ester classes such as carnitine esters, coenzyme A esters and wax esters. Finally, it contains a selection of prenol lipids (polyprenols) and a few saccoralipids (in the form of sugar esters).


The sphingolipids section includes several classes of compounds: sphingosines, ceramides and dihydroceramide, sphingomyelins and other phosphosphingolipids, gangliosides, sulfatides and other glycosphingolipids.