Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Prostaglandins and related compounds
Long-chain fatty acids Hydroxy fatty acids Unsaturated fatty acids Cyclopentanols Cyclic ketones Cyclic alcohols and derivatives Monocarboxylic acids and derivatives Carboxylic acids Organic oxides Hydrocarbon derivatives
Aliphatic homomonocyclic compounds
Prostaglandin skeleton - Long-chain fatty acid - Hydroxy fatty acid - Cyclopentanol - Fatty acid - Unsaturated fatty acid - Cyclic alcohol - Ketone - Cyclic ketone - Secondary alcohol - Carboxylic acid - Carboxylic acid derivative - Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives - Alcohol - Hydrocarbon derivative - Organic oxide - Organic oxygen compound - Organooxygen compound - Carbonyl group - Aliphatic homomonocyclic compound
This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as prostaglandins and related compounds. These are unsaturated carboxylic acids consisting of a 20 carbon skeleton that also contains a five member ring, and are based upon the fatty acid arachidonic acid.