Organic oxygen compounds
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Alpha,beta-unsaturated carbonyl compounds - Alpha,beta-unsaturated aldehydes
Aliphatic acyclic compounds
Vinylogous acid - Enal - Enol - Organic oxide - Hydrocarbon derivative - Short-chain aldehyde - Aldehyde - Aliphatic acyclic compound
This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as enals. These are an alpha,beta-unsaturated aldehyde of general formula RC=C-CH=O in which the aldehydic C=O function is conjugated to a C=C triple bond at the alpha,beta position.