Ability of functional groups present within a polymer or @P04742@ to participate in chemical reactions.
The chemical functionality of a @NT07562@ formed by a @ST07151@ from a precursor such as (RO)3Si–CH=CH2 is that of the vinyl group.
PAC, 2007, 79, 1801. (Definitions of terms relating to the structure and processing of sols, gels, networks, and inorganic-organic hybrid materials (IUPAC Recommendations 2007)) on page 1804 [Terms] [Paper]