Lipids and lipid-like molecules
Intermediate Tree Nodes
Glycerophosphoglycerophosphates Tetracarboxylic acids and derivatives Fatty acid esters Dialkyl phosphates Secondary alcohols Carboxylic acid esters Organic oxides Hydrocarbon derivatives Carbonyl compounds Organic anions
Aliphatic acyclic compounds
Cardiolipin - Glycerophosphoglycerophosphate - Tetracarboxylic acid or derivatives - Fatty acid ester - Dialkyl phosphate - Organic phosphoric acid derivative - Phosphoric acid ester - Fatty acyl - Alkyl phosphate - Carboxylic acid ester - Secondary alcohol - Carboxylic acid derivative - Organooxygen compound - Alcohol - Hydrocarbon derivative - Organic oxide - Organic oxygen compound - Carbonyl group - Organic anion - 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.