Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Aliphatic heteropolycyclic compounds
C-20 quassinoid skeleton - Quassinoid - Naphthopyranone - Naphthopyran - Naphthalene - Dihydropyranone - Cyclohexenone - Pyranone - Pyran - Alpha,beta-unsaturated carboxylic ester - Enoate ester - Lactone - Ketone - Carboxylic acid ester - Cyclic ketone - Organoheterocyclic compound - Oxacycle - Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives - Carboxylic acid derivative - Organooxygen compound - Hydrocarbon derivative - Organic oxide - Organic oxygen compound - Carbonyl group - Aliphatic heteropolycyclic compound
This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as quassinoids. These are a group of compounds chemically degraded from triterpenes. According to their basic skeleton, quassinoids are categorized into five distinct groups, C-18, C-19, C-20, C-22 and C-25 types. The C-20 quassinoids can be further classified into two types, tetracyclic and the pentacyclic. The tetracyclic variety does not have oxygenation at C-20, while the pentacyclic quassinoids possess additional oxygenation at C-20 that allows for the formation of an additional ring.