Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Fatty acid esters
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Fatty acid methyl esters
Aliphatic acyclic compounds
Fatty acid methyl ester - Methyl ester - Carboxylic acid ester - Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives - Carboxylic acid derivative - Organic oxygen compound - Organic oxide - Hydrocarbon derivative - Organooxygen compound - Carbonyl group - Carbene - Aliphatic acyclic compound
This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as fatty acid methyl esters. These are compounds containing a fatty acid that is esterified with a methyl group. They have the general structure RC(=O)OR', where R=fatty aliphatic tail or organyl group and R'=methyl group.