Jürgen Simon



Professor Dr. emeritus

Field of Activity

Inorganic Chemistry

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

Promotion: FU Berlin (1968); Habilitation: FU Berlin (1971); Professor: FU Berlin (1971); Member: Ed. Board, Journal of Ecological Chemistry, Alga-Fund: St. Petersburg, Russia (1994).

Frühere Forschungsgebiete der Arbeitsgruppe Simon (Prof. Simon ist im Ruhestand)

Keywords: Environmental Analytics, AAS, ICP, DPASV, GC, HPIC, Chromatomembrane Cell, Archaeometry


Investigation of trace elements in biotic materials by means of electrothermal AAS and DPASV. The main emphasis is directed to the development of procedures for the determination of trace amounts using the rotating electrode with an ex situ prepared mercury film. Its application in Flow Injection Analysis is intended. A novel technique in sample preparation is provided which enables extraction and preconcentration procedures to carry out automatically in microscale. The Chromatomembrane Cell was introduced for that as reported recently. This new device allows the transfer of analyte between two phases inside a porous block consisting of hydrophobic PTFE with two types of pores, i.e., micropores and macropores. The capillary pressure of polar liquids prevents their penetration into micropores so that an independent flux of two phases is made possible without mixing. The contact area provided for mass transfer measures about 0.7 m2/cm3 biporous PTFE. The application of Chromatomembrane Cells to computer acting detection procedures such as uv-vis spectrometry, GC, HPIC and electroanalytical methods is under study. The object is to meet the regulations according to DIN and ISO standards.


  1. G. Mehringer, J. Simon. "Zur Frage des hydrometallurgischen Recyclings von Gold mittels biologisch abbaubarem Thioharnstoff alternativ zur Cyanidlaugerei". Metall 1989, 43, 624-627.
  2. H.H. Dieter, W. Rotard, J. Simon, O. Wilke. "Manganese in natural mineral waters from Germany". Die Nahrung 1992, 36, 447-484.
  3. C. von Laar, R. Reinke, J. Simon. "Determination of thallium in soils by differential pulse anodic stripping voltammetry by means of a mercury film electrode". Fresenius J. Anal. Chem. 1994, 349, 692-693.
  4. L.N. Moskvin, J. Simon. "Flow Injection Analysis with the Chromatomembrane - A new Device for Gaseous/Liquid and Liquid/Liquid Extraction". Talanta 1994, 41, 1765-1769.
  5. P. Löffler, J. Simon, A. Katruzov, L.N. Moskvin. "Separation and Determination of Traces of Ammonia in Air by Means of Chromatomembrane Cells". Fresenius J. Anal. Chem. 1995, 352, 612-613.
  6. L.N. Moskvin, J. Simon, P. Löffler, N.V. Michailova, D.N. Nicolaevna. "Photometric Determination of Anionic Surfactants with a Flow Injection Analyzer that includes a Chromatomembrane Cell for Sample Preconcentration by Liquid-Liquid Solvent Extraction". Talanta 1996, 43, 819-824.
  7. G. Schulze, J. Simon. "Maßanalyse" (ehemals Jander und Jahr) 15. Auflage, Walter de Gruyter Verlag Berlin 1990, 347 Seiten.
  8. G. Schneider. "X-Ray fluorescence analysis and the production and distribution of terra sigillata and Firmalampen". Journal of Roman Archaeology 1993, Suppl. Series nr. 6, 129-137.
  9. G. Schneider, H. Knoll, K. Gallis, J.-P. Demoule. "Production and circulation of neolithic Thessalian pottery: chemical and mineralogical analyses". La Thessalie - Quinze années de recherches 1994, 1975-1990, Athen.
  10. H. Juranek, B. Hoffmann. "Rekonstruktion der Herstellungstechnik reliefverzierter Terra Sigillata". Experimentelle Archäologie in Deutschland Bd. 2, Archäologische Mitt. aus Nordwestdeutschland, 1991, Beih. 6, 271-284.