Porous materials are being investigated as low dielectric constant (low-k) materials. While porosity decreases the k-value of a material by decreasing its density, it simultaneously allows unwanted adsorption and diffusion of chemicals inside the porous matrix. To investigate this, different porous low-k materials, specifically silicon oxycarbide (SiOCH), methylsilsesquioxane (MSQ), and a polymer, were exposed to polar (ethanol) and non-polar (toluene) solvents. A difference in diffusion of polar and non-polar solvents would be an indication of the density of polar centers which attract polar molecules (such as water) and increase the dielectric constant of a film. The diffusion coefficient for toluene at room temperature was found to be approximately 2×10-5 cm2/sec for MSQ (40% porosity), 10-7 cm2/sec for SiOCH (7% porosity), 2×10-8 cm2/sec for the polymer. The observed diffusion can be described by a model of a viscous flow in a porous medium. The toluene/ethanol diffusion coefficient ratios were 4.4, 1.3, 1 for MSQ, SiOCH, and the polymer, respectively. The difference in toluene/ethanol diffusion can potentially be used to screen a material's affinity for water adsorption.