Organic oxygen compounds
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Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compounds
Ketal - Tertiary alcohol - Meta-dioxolane - Secondary alcohol - Oxacycle - Organoheterocyclic compound - Hydrocarbon derivative - Primary alcohol - Alcohol - 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.