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Lipids are non-polar organic biomolecules which are totally or nearly insoluble in water but are quite soluble in non-polar organic solvents like ether, chloroform or benzene. They serve as major structural components of the membranes and also form a protective coating on many organisms. Some of the vitamins and hormones are lipids. There are several different classes of lipids but all of them derive their distinct properties due to the hydrocarbon nature of their structure. Lipids have been classified in several ways but the most acceptable classification is the one based on the structure of their backbone.

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Katoch, R. (2011). Estimation of Lipids. In: Analytical Techniques in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9785-2_6

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