Electrochemical polymerization of the 1,3-phenylenediamine in the presence of glucose oxidase with KCl aqueous electrolyte at a potential of 0.800 V versus Ag-AgCl produces adherent poly(1,3-phenylenediamine) containing enzyme (glucose oxidase) film on a platinum electrode. Polymeric sensor prepared in this one-step procedure can be used to determine hydrogen peroxide formed as the result of the enzymatic reaction between glucose and glucose oxidase in the presence of O-2. The amperometric responses of the resultant enzyme electrode to glucose were rapid, reaching steady-state values within 4-5 s, and there was a linear relationship between glucose concentration and obtained current up to 6 mM. Polymeric sensor was stable for more 3 months. The glucose selectivity of enzyme electrode was determined in the presence of some interfering substances, such as lactose, sucrose, urea, uric acid, paracetamol, and ascorbic acid. Also, the effects of buffer concentration, storage conditions, and temperature on the steady-state amperometric responses were studied. Moreover, the Arrhenius activation energy for the enzymatic reaction was calculated. (C) 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.