Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Intermediate Tree Nodes
O-glycosyl compounds Fatty acid esters Oxanes Monosaccharides Tetraalkylammonium salts Carboxylic acid esters Secondary alcohols Polyols Oxacyclic compounds Monocarboxylic acids and derivatives Acetals Organopnictogen compounds Organic oxides Hydrocarbon derivatives Carbonyl compounds Amines Organic cations
Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compounds
Saccharolipid - Glycosyl compound - O-glycosyl compound - Fatty acid ester - Fatty acyl - Oxane - Monosaccharide - Tetraalkylammonium salt - Quaternary ammonium salt - Carboxylic acid ester - Secondary alcohol - Carboxylic acid derivative - Oxacycle - Organoheterocyclic compound - Acetal - Polyol - Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives - Organic oxide - Alcohol - Organic oxygen compound - Organonitrogen compound - Organooxygen compound - Organic nitrogen compound - Organopnictogen compound - Hydrocarbon derivative - Carbonyl group - Amine - Organic cation - Aliphatic heteromonocyclic 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.