Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Phosphocholines Fatty acid esters Dialkyl phosphates Dicarboxylic acids and derivatives Tetraalkylammonium salts Carboxylic acid esters Organic oxides Hydrocarbon derivatives Carbonyl compounds Amines Organic cations
Aliphatic acyclic compounds
Diacylglycero-3-phosphocholine - Phosphocholine - Choline - Fatty acid ester - Dialkyl phosphate - Dicarboxylic acid or derivatives - Organic phosphoric acid derivative - Phosphoric acid ester - Alkyl phosphate - Fatty acyl - Tetraalkylammonium salt - Quaternary ammonium salt - Carboxylic acid ester - Carboxylic acid derivative - Organic oxide - Carbonyl group - Organooxygen compound - Organonitrogen compound - Amine - Organic oxygen compound - Organic nitrogen compound - Hydrocarbon derivative - Organic cation - Aliphatic acyclic compound
This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as phosphatidylcholines. These are glycerophosphocholines in which the two free -OH are attached to one fatty acid each through an ester linkage.