It may happen that a component is virtually insoluble in both of two adjoining phases, but is present as a @M04015@ between them. Such a layer can be produced by spreading.
Source: PAC, 1972, 31, 577. (Manual of Symbols and Terminology for Physicochemical Quantities and Units, Appendix II: Definitions, Terminology and Symbols in Colloid and Surface Chemistry) on page 591 [Terms] [Paper]
Citation: 'spread monolayer' in IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 3rd ed. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry; 2006. Online version 3.0.1, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.S05894 RISBibTexEndNote