I am struggling to find a way to disconnect this molecule and I am unsure of the order:
First, I was thinking of disconnecting the C=C of the α,β-unsaturated carbonyl. Then for the thiophene group disconnecting the formyl substituent, then disconnecting the thiophene either side of the sulfur atom to give a 1,4-diketone.
Then for the benzene substituent: disconnecting the carbonyl first (via Friedel–Crafts acylation), as the methyl groups will be ortho/para-directing.
Would this be the correct order?