Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Phosphatidylglycerols Phosphocholines Dialkyl phosphates Fatty acid esters Dicarboxylic acids and derivatives Tetraalkylammonium salts 1,2-diols Carboxylic acid esters Secondary alcohols Organic salts Organic oxides Hydrocarbon derivatives Amines Carbonyl compounds Primary alcohols Organic cations
Diacylglycero-3-phosphocholine - 1,2-diacylglycerophosphoglycerol - Phosphocholine - Choline - Fatty acid ester - Dialkyl phosphate - Fatty acyl - Dicarboxylic acid or derivatives - Alkyl phosphate - Organic phosphoric acid derivative - Phosphoric acid ester - Tetraalkylammonium salt - Quaternary ammonium salt - Carboxylic acid ester - 1,2-diol - Secondary alcohol - Carboxylic acid derivative - Primary alcohol - Organooxygen compound - Organonitrogen compound - Alcohol - Hydrocarbon derivative - Organic salt - Carbonyl group - Amine - Organic nitrogen compound - Organic oxygen compound - Organic oxide - Organic cation - Aliphatic acyclic compound
This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as phosphatidylcholines. These are glycerophosphocholines in which the two free -OH are attached to one fatty acid each through an ester linkage.