In this paper, the synthesis of a number of new methacrylate esters containing amide group are described. The monomers produced from the reaction of corresponding alpha-chloro-N-aryl or -N-alkyl acetamides with sodium methacrylate were polymerized with AIBN as initiator. The monomers and their polymers were characterized by IR, H-1- and C-13-NMR spectroscopy. The glass transition temperature and thermal decomposition temperature of the polymers were investigated by DSC-50 and TGA-50 thermobalance, respectively. The photocrosslinking properties of the polymers were also discussed.