Organic oxygen compounds
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Gamma butyrolactones Furanones Oxolanes 1,3-dioxolanes Cyclic ketones Carboxylic acid esters Oxacyclic compounds Monocarboxylic acids and derivatives Dialkyl ethers Organic oxides Hydrocarbon derivatives Aldehydes
Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compounds
Ketal - 3-furanone - Gamma butyrolactone - Meta-dioxolane - Oxolane - Carboxylic acid ester - Ketone - Lactone - Cyclic ketone - Oxacycle - Dialkyl ether - Carboxylic acid derivative - Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives - Organoheterocyclic compound - Aldehyde - Hydrocarbon derivative - Organic oxide - Carbonyl group - 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.