Lipidbook is a public repository for force field parameters with a special emphasis on lipids, detergents, and similar molecules that are of interest when simulating biological membranes. It acts as a warehouse for parameter files that are supplied by the community. Anyone can browse and download parameters but deposition of files requires user registration.

For more details and contact information see About. Please report bugs and requests for improvements through our Issue Tracking System. Our Policy explains the terms under which the data are made available.

Note that the operators of this website do not guarantee that the content made available via Lipidbook is correct or suitable for any purpose. It is the user's responsibility to verify that the parameters are producing sensible results.

Please read all referenced literature, the package abstract, and comments on the package from other users and judge for yourself.


Parameters are bundled in packages; start by browsing the database.


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Lipidbook is described in

J. Domański, P. Stansfeld, M.S.P. Sansom, and O. Beckstein. Lipidbook: A Public Repository for Force Field Parameters Used in Membrane Simulations. J. Membrane Biol. 236 (2010), 255—258. doi:10.1007/s00232-010-9296-8. URL:http://lipidbook.bioch.ox.ac.uk

Reprints can be obtained from the authors.