Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Aliphatic heteropolycyclic compounds
Trichothecene skeleton - Fatty acid ester - Oxepane - Cyclohexenone - Oxane - Fatty acyl - Alpha,beta-unsaturated carboxylic ester - Enoate ester - Carboxylic acid ester - Cyclic ketone - Ketone - Oxacycle - Carboxylic acid derivative - Organoheterocyclic compound - Dialkyl ether - Oxirane - Ether - Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives - Organic oxygen compound - Hydrocarbon derivative - Carbonyl group - Organooxygen compound - Organic oxide - Aliphatic heteropolycyclic compound
This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as trichothecenes. These are sesquiterpene mycotoxins structurally characterized by the presence of an epoxide ring and a benzopyran derivative with a variant number of hydroxyl, acetyl, or other substituents. The most important structural features causing the biological activities of trichothecenes are the 12,13-epoxy ring, the presence of hydroxyl or acetyl groups at appropriate positions on the trichothecene nucleus and the structure and position of the side-chain.