Peculiarities of carbonization of two styrene/divinylbenzene precursors (one sulfonated, another aminated and phosphorylated)
have been investigated by thermogravimetry and differential thermal analysis. It was shown that phosphorus compounds incorporate
into carbon structure and cause delayed carbonization. Porous structure and surface properties of synthetic carbons have been
investigated by standard (BET, αs method, DA) and advanced (AED, PSD, regularization) methods from benzene and water adsorption isotherms. It was shown that
phosphorus-containing carbon is less microporous and shows highly hydrophilic surface.