Supramolecular chemistry is the study of molecular interactions beyond that of covalent bonds. This domain of chemistry is fundamental to the life sciences; how molecules engage in systems and larger scale organisation is key to understanding and developing molecular medicine amongst other important areas of the biosciences.
The latest title in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Monographs in Supramolecular Chemistry Series is Supramolecular Systems in Biomedical Fields, edited by Hans-Jörg Schneider of the Universität des Saarlandes, Germany. This book covers a range of applications of current supramolecular chemistry, from the pharmaceutical uses of cyclodextrins to biomedical applications of molecular imprinted polymers.
Other titles in this area include Polymeric and self assembled hydrogels (2012) edited by Xian Jun Loh and Oren A. Scherman, Polymer-based nanostructures (2010) edited by Pavel Broz, and Calixarenes (2008) edited by C. David Gutsche.