Would pure compounds like thymol, carvacrol, and cinnamaldehyde work as preservatives of fountain pen ink? I'm specifically interested in three properties -
- Prevention of growth (mostly fungal) in the bottle of water-based ink.
- Not be caustic to fountain pen materials - metals, plastics, and rubber.
- Does not cause an allergy when handling or if some ink ends up on the user's skin.
Would the compounds I mentioned be suitable for this purpose? Thank you very much in advance.