Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Phenolic glycosides Hexoses O-glycosyl compounds Phthalides Anisoles Medium-chain fatty acids Heterocyclic fatty acids Methyl-branched fatty acids Alkyl aryl ethers Hydroxy fatty acids Oxanes Dicarboxylic acids and derivatives Unsaturated fatty acids Carboxylic acid esters Secondary alcohols Lactones Oxacyclic compounds Carboxylic acids Polyols Acetals Organic oxides Carbonyl compounds Primary alcohols Hydrocarbon derivatives
Aromatic heteropolycyclic compounds
Saccharolipid - Phenolic glycoside - Hexose monosaccharide - Glycosyl compound - O-glycosyl compound - Isobenzofuranone - Phthalide - Isocoumaran - Anisole - Medium-chain fatty acid - Alkyl aryl ether - Branched fatty acid - Heterocyclic fatty acid - Hydroxy fatty acid - Methyl-branched fatty acid - Dicarboxylic acid or derivatives - Fatty acyl - Fatty acid - Monosaccharide - Benzenoid - Oxane - Unsaturated fatty acid - Secondary alcohol - Lactone - Carboxylic acid ester - Organoheterocyclic compound - Polyol - Carboxylic acid derivative - Oxacycle - Ether - Acetal - Carboxylic acid - Organic oxide - Alcohol - Organooxygen compound - Hydrocarbon derivative - Carbonyl group - Organic oxygen compound - Primary alcohol - Aromatic heteropolycyclic compound
This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as saccharolipids. These are compounds in which fatty acids are linked directly to a sugar backbone, forming structures that are compatible with membrane bilayers. In the saccharolipids, a sugar substitutes for the glycerol backbone that is present in glycerolipids and glycerophospholipids. The most familiar saccharolipids contain an acylated glucosamine. In contrast to others glycolipids, the fatty acid is not glycosidically linked to the sugar moiety.