BATO (boronic acid adduct of technetium dioximes) complexes, TcCl(dioxime)3BR, were prepared in which the boron substituent (R) was the protein-reactive 2-carboxy-4-phenyl isothiocyanate (CPITC). The 99Tc complexes, where the dioxime was either dimethylglyoxime (DMG) or cyclohexanedione dioxime (CDO), were prepared and characterized. The 99mTc complex TcCl(DMG)3CPITC was prepared from a freeze-dried kit and used to label B72.3 (anti-TAG.72) and NP-4 (anti-CEA) whole antibodies, and the NP-4 F(ab')2 fragment. SDS-PAGE electrophoresis indicated that the labeling reagent was strongly bound to antibody. The labeled antibodies displayed high binding to affinity columns and good tumor uptake in GW39 tumor-bearing mice.