Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Phosphocholines Phosphoethanolamines Dialkyl phosphates N-acyl amines Tetraalkylammonium salts Secondary carboxylic acid amides Secondary alcohols Organic oxides Hydrocarbon derivatives Carbonyl compounds Amines Organic cations
Aliphatic acyclic compounds
Ceramide phosphocholine - Phosphocholine - Phosphoethanolamine - Choline - Dialkyl phosphate - Fatty amide - N-acyl-amine - Organic phosphoric acid derivative - Phosphoric acid ester - Alkyl phosphate - Fatty acyl - Quaternary ammonium salt - Tetraalkylammonium salt - Secondary alcohol - Carboxamide group - Secondary carboxylic acid amide - Carboxylic acid derivative - Organic oxide - Hydrocarbon derivative - Organonitrogen compound - Amine - Alcohol - Organic nitrogen compound - Organooxygen compound - Carbonyl group - Organic oxygen compound - Organic cation - Aliphatic acyclic compound
This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as sphingomyelins. These are sphingolipids containing a backbone formed of an alcohol - sphingosine, a phosphate group, a choline and fatty acid chain.