Considering multipartite entanglement as a chemical compound opens a new view on the entanglement dissipative evolution. In fact, the particles of environment represent nothing else but the solvent in which the entanglement compound dissociates! The solvent can act on the whole compound (global quantum noise) or particular elements of the compound (local quantum noise). The differences between these two mechanisms are in the presense of clustering stages in the case of global noise, when particles reassemble to form almost equal bipartitions, tripartions, etc.
More info: S. N. Filippov, A. A. Melnikov, and M. Ziman. Dissociation and annihilation of multipartite entanglement structure in dissipative quantum dynamics. Phys. Rev. A 88, 062328 (2013), E-print arXiv:1310.4790 [quant-ph], Download <<PDF>>