Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Prostaglandins and related compounds
Tetracarboxylic acids and derivatives Monocyclic monoterpenoids Iridoids and derivatives Fatty acid methyl esters 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds Methyl esters Cyclic ketones Organic oxides Hydrocarbon derivatives
Aliphatic homomonocyclic compounds
Prostaglandin skeleton - Tetracarboxylic acid or derivatives - 11-noriridane monoterpenoid - Monocyclic monoterpenoid - Monoterpenoid - Fatty acid ester - Fatty acid methyl ester - 1,3-dicarbonyl compound - Methyl ester - Cyclic ketone - Ketone - Carboxylic acid ester - Carboxylic acid derivative - Organooxygen compound - Hydrocarbon derivative - Organic oxide - Organic oxygen compound - Carbonyl group - Aliphatic homomonocyclic compound
This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as prostaglandins and related compounds. These are unsaturated carboxylic acids consisting of a 20 carbon skeleton that also contains a five member ring, and are based upon the fatty acid arachidonic acid.