My main question is whether the clove oil will interact with nylon. Say, the bristles of a toothbrush.
Nylon 612, primarily used for filaments and toothbrushes, is resistant to clove oil at 20 °C [1, p. 2034]:
Nylon 12, used for coatings, is also resistant to clove oil at 20 °C [1, p. 1829]:
The tech data on nylon at newmantools.com also suggests there is no effect of clove oil on nylon in general.
- Chemical Resistance of Thermoplastics; Woishnis, W. A., Ebnesajjad, S., Eds.; PDL handbook series; William Andrew: Norwich, N.Y, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4557-7896-6.