The thermal properties of complex carbon-silica adsorbents (carbosils) were investigated using differential thermal analysis. The adsorbents were prepared by pyrolysis of methylene chloride. Pyrolysis reaction on silica surface was carried out at different temperatures (400–700 °C) and at different pressures of CH2Cl2 vapours. Thermal analysis was carried out in air atmosphere. The following parameters characterizing the properties of the adsorbents were determined: carbon content, specific surface area, carbon layer thickness, pore volume, mean pore radius, differential of heats of adsorption ofn-hexane and benzene, and micrographs. The correlation between topography and morphology of carbon deposits (dependent on the parameters of the pyrolysis process) and the courses of DTA and TG curves corresponding to individual carbosils have been determined.