Organic oxygen compounds
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Monosaccharides Tetrahydrofurans 1,3-dithiolanes 1,3-dioxolanes Carboxylic acid esters Sulfinyl compounds Sulfines Oxacyclic compounds Monocarboxylic acids and derivatives Organic oxides Hydrocarbon derivatives Carbonyl compounds
Aliphatic heteropolycyclic compounds
Ketal - Monosaccharide - Meta-dioxolane - Dithiolane - 1,3-dithiolane - Tetrahydrofuran - Carboxylic acid ester - Carboxylic acid derivative - Oxacycle - Monocarboxylic acid or derivatives - Organoheterocyclic compound - Sulfine - Sulfinyl compound - Carbonyl group - Organic oxide - Organosulfur compound - Hydrocarbon derivative - Aliphatic heteropolycyclic compound
This compound belongs to the class of organic compounds known as ketals. These are acetals derived from ketones by replacement of the oxo group by two hydrocarbyloxy groups R2C(OR)2 ( R not Hydrogen ). This term, once abandoned, has been reinstated as a subclass of acetals.