Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compounds
Xanthophyll - Terpene glycoside - Hexose monosaccharide - Glycosyl compound - O-glycosyl compound - Cyclohexenone - Monosaccharide - Oxane - Ketone - Cyclic ketone - Secondary alcohol - Acetal - Oxacycle - Organoheterocyclic compound - Polyol - Alcohol - Hydrocarbon derivative - Organic oxide - Organic oxygen compound - Carbonyl group - Aldehyde - Organooxygen compound - Primary alcohol - Aliphatic heteromonocyclic compound
This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as xanthophylls. These are carotenoids containing an oxygenated carotene backbone. Carotenes are characterized by the presence of two end-groups (mostly cyclohexene rings, but also cyclopentene rings or acyclic groups) linked by a long branched alkyl chain. Carotenes belonging form a subgroup of the carotenoids family. Xanthophylls arise by oxygenation of the carotene backbone.