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Xiao gained her PhD at the University of York, supervised by Professor Peter O’Brien. Her doctoral thesis concerned the synthesis of fragrance molecules and the asymmetric synthesis of P-stereogenic compounds using organolithium chemistry.
Xiao is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Professor Michael North’s group on “Production of Cyclic Carbonates from CO2 using Renewable Feedstock”. The aim of the project is to design and develop one-component catalysts based on aluminium(salen) or aluminium(acen) complexes which has high catalyst activity for the synthesis of cyclic carbonates from epoxides and CO2.