Poly[2-(dimethylamino)ethyl acrylate] (PDAEA) and polymer complexes of 2-(dimethylamino)ethyl acrylate (DAEA) with nickel(II),
copper(II), iron(III) and cobalt(II) chlorides were prepared and characterized by means of IR, electronic spectra and elemental
analysis. The thermal stability of the homopolymer was compared with those of the polymer complexes, and the order of stability
was given. The activation energies of the polymer complexes were calculated.