Sebastien Inagaki

Sebastien Inagaki

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry

316A West Science Center
(319) 895-4842

Cornell College
600 First Street West
Mount Vernon, IA 52314

Academic History

  • PhD in Chemistry, University of Florida, 2012
  • MS in Chemistry, Universit de Cergy-Pontoise, France, 2005
  • MS in Chemical Engineering, ESCOM, France, 2005


  • Chemical principles I (CHE 121)
  • Chemical principles II (CHE 122)
  • Organic Chemistry I (CHE 225)
  • Organic Chemistry II (CHE 326)
  • Organic Chemistry Laboratory (CHE 327)


  • Pytkowicz, J.; Stéphany, O.; Marinkovic, S.; Inagaki, S.; Brigaud, T. Straightforward Synthesis of Enantiopure (R)- and (S)-Trifluoroalaninol, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2010, 8, 4540–4542.

  • Snead, D. R.; Inagaki, S.; Abboud, K. A.; Hong, S. Bis(2-alkylpyrrolidin-1-yl)methylidenes as Chiral Acyclic Diaminocarbene Ligands, Organometallics 2010, 29, 1729–1739.

  • Hirsch-Weil, D.; Snead, D. R.; Inagaki, S.; Seo, H.; Abboud, K. A.; Hong, S. In Situ Generation of Novel Acyclic Diaminocarbene–Copper Complex, Chem. Commun. 2009, 2475–2477.


  • American Chemical Society Member (Organic and Chemical education divisions), 2011-present