Organic oxygen compounds
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Monosaccharides Beta-hydroxy aldehydes 1,3-dioxanes Alpha-hydroxyaldehydes Secondary alcohols Oxacyclic compounds Monocarboxylic acids and derivatives Carboxylic acids Organic oxides Hydrocarbon derivatives
Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compounds
Ketal - Meta-dioxane - Beta-hydroxy aldehyde - Monosaccharide - Alpha-hydroxyaldehyde - Secondary alcohol - Carboxylic acid derivative - Carboxylic acid - Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives - Oxacycle - Organoheterocyclic compound - Carbonyl group - Organic oxide - Alcohol - Aldehyde - Hydrocarbon derivative - Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compound
This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as ketals. These are acetals derived from ketones by replacement of the oxo group by two hydrocarbyloxy groups R2C(OR)2 ( R not Hydrogen ). This term, once abandoned, has been reinstated as a subclass of acetals.