A study of the immobilization of glucose oxidase on a poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVAL) membrane in the presence of UV sensitizers was carried out. Enzyme membranes were prepared from PVAL‐diazoresin and PVAL‐sensitizer systems, crosslinked by means of UV irradiation. An effective enzyme electrode was developed by using the immobilized glucose oxidase membrane, and its characteristics were investigated. The effects of the concentration of sensitizers in poly(vinyl alcohol) and UV irradiation time on the degree of insolubility as well as the activity yield of the membrane were examined for the immobilized glucose oxidase using glucose as a substrate. Temperature and pH dependences of the relative activity, stability in repeated use, storage stability and calibration plots of the enzyme membranes were evaluated. The unstability phenomenon, found in the initial use of the immobilized glucose oxidase membrane, which was prepared from PVAL‐sensitizer system, was also investigated.
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