List of contributors. Preface(G.W. Gokel). Molecular self-assemblies through coordination: macrocycles, catenanes, cages, and tubes(K. Biradha, M. Fujita). Chiral self-assembled structures from biomolecules and synthetic analogues (M.C. Feiters, R.J.M. Nolte). Spherical molecular containers: from discovery to design (L.R. MacGillivray, J.L. Atwood). Synthetic peptide receptors: noncovalent interactions involving peptides
(H-J. Schneider et al.). Rational design of synthetic enzymes and their potential utility as human pharmaceuticals: development of manganese(II)-based superoxide dismutase mimics
(D.P. Riley). Designing active sites of synthetic artificial enzymes (J. Suh). The relevance of supramolecular chemistry for the origin of life(P.L. Luisi). Index.