Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Glycerophosphoglycerophosphates Tetracarboxylic acids and derivatives Fatty acid esters Dialkyl phosphates Quaternary ammonium salts Secondary alcohols Carboxylic acid esters Organic salts Organic oxides Hydrocarbon derivatives Carbonyl compounds Amines Organic cations
Aliphatic acyclic compounds
Cardiolipin - Glycerophosphoglycerophosphate - Tetracarboxylic acid or derivatives - Fatty acid ester - Dialkyl phosphate - Organic phosphoric acid derivative - Fatty acyl - Phosphoric acid ester - Alkyl phosphate - Quaternary ammonium salt - Secondary alcohol - Carboxylic acid ester - Carboxylic acid derivative - Alcohol - Organic salt - Organooxygen compound - Hydrocarbon derivative - Organic oxide - Organic oxygen compound - Organic nitrogen compound - Carbonyl group - Amine - Organic cation - Aliphatic acyclic compound
This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as cardiolipins. These are glycerophospholipids in which the O1 and O3 oxygen atoms of the central glycerol moiety are each linked to one 1,2-diacylglycerol chain. Their general formula is OC(COP(O)(=O)OC[C@@H](CO[R1])O[R2])COP(O)(=O)OC[C@@H](CO[R3])O[R4], where R1-R4 are four fatty acyl chains.