Idarubicin (IDA), 4-demethoxydaunorubicin, is an anthracycline derivative and widely used treatment of leukemia. The electrochemical behavior of IDA was examined at a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) in different aqueous supporting electrolyte using cyclic voltammetty (CV) and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV). The oxidation process of IDA was found to be pH dependent and irreversible proceeding with a transfer of 1 proton and 1 electron under the diffusion controlled mechanism. The electroactive center is the hydroxyl group on the aromatic ring which produces a final quinonic product. The diffusion coefficient of IDA was calculated to be D-IDA = 7.47 x 10(-6) cm(2) s(-1) in pH = 4.3 0.1 M acetate buffer.