Lubricant-infused surface(s) (LIS) bioinspired by the Nepenthes pitcher plant are receiving enormous attention owing to their excellent hydrophobicity as well as their self-healing ability. Thus, they have been applied as anticorrosion coatings. However, the loss of lubricant mediated by vapor or other liquids deteriorates their functions. Herein, we introduce a lubricant-inserted (sandwiched) microporous triple-layered surface (LIMITS) that prevents the sudden loss of lubricant. The sandwiched lubricant gradually self-secretes toward the surface, resulting in long-term stability even under water. The LIMITS prevented the corrosion of the Fe plate for at least 45 days, which is much superior to a conventional LIS coating. This work opens an avenue for the application of slippery coating materials that are stable under water and will also promote the development of anticorrosion coating in various industries.
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